Boil water warning lifted by United Utilities in number of Lancashire areas

Posted on - 27th August, 2015 - 6:28pm | Author - | Posted in - Preston News
Tap water is not safe to drink Pic: Olly Clarke

Water is now safe in certain postcodes Pic: Olly Clarke

The boil water warning has now been lifted in a number of postcodes in Lancashire.


After three weeks without water, some 80,000 homes will now have access to safe water once again with the warning still in place for a remaining 220,000.

The news comes after UV rigs were installed to help speed up the process to make water safe. You can read more about that process here.

You can see if your postcode now has access to safe water without boiling by entering it here.

A United Utilities spokesman said: “With immediate effect, customers in certain parts of Blackpool, Chorley and Preston can drink from the tap as normal and are no longer required to boil their water.

“The lifting of the boil water notice only applies in certain postcode areas. For all other customers, the boil water advice remains in place until further notice.”

Some of the areas included include parts of Preston although the boil water warning is still in place for many.

It is expected that over the next week more areas should have the water warning lifted. United Utilities are hopeful that the majority of customers will not have to boil water from the end of next week.

The following postcodes are cleared to use tap water:

  • FY1 2
  • FY1 3
  • FY2 9
  • PR1 0
  • PR1 1
  • PR1 2
  • PR1 3
  • PR1 4
  • PR1 5
  • PR1 6
  • PR1 7
  • PR1 8
  • PR1 9
  • PR2 1
  • PR2 2
  • PR2 6
  • PR7 2
  • PR7 3
  • PR7 4

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