17/08/2015

Lancashire Boil Water Notice Remains In Place

A boil water notice remains in place in parts of Lancashire following the discovery of a microbial parasite in the mains supply.

Issued by United Utilities on 06 August after traces of cryptosporidium were found at water treatment works near Preston.

The company has said that situation continues to improve every day, but that the notice will remain in place "until we are confident that supplies across the affected area are back to their usual extremely high standards".

A statement released by the company said: "We cannot take any risks with public health and, in consultation with the other organisations, we will agree when we can lift the advice to boil your water. This will only be done when we can be absolutely certain there are no longer any traces of cryptosporidium in the water.

"We know how inconvenient this situation is and we thank you for your support and patience, once again, whilst we work around the clock to get back to normal."

(MH/CD)

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