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Residents to find out if they can start drinking tap water again

Free bottled water is on offer again in the town centre this morning. Credit: ITV News Central

Residents in Tenbury Wells in Worcestershire should know this afternoon if they can start drinking their tap water again.

Test results are expected following a contamination alert on Saturday.

Free bottled water is on offer again in the town centre from 7am this morning.

'No drinking water warning' in Tenbury Wells for at least another 24 hours

Severn Trent Water has issued a warning to customers in the Tenbury Wells area of Worcestershire Credit: PA

Householders on the Shropshire/Worcestershire border will have to wait at least another 24 hours before the all-clear can be issued on their drinking water.

Residents in more than 2,000 properties in and around Tenbury Wells have been told not to drink water from their taps amid a contamination alert.

There was a burst pipe on farmland in the Clee Hill area and it is feared soil could have entered the domestic supply.

Toxicology tests are continuing but the results are not expected until tomorrow afternoon at the earliest.

Severn Trent Water will continue to hand out free bottles of water between 7am and 10pm in car parks at the swimming pool and local hospital.

Bottled water continues to be handed out in Tenbury Wells

Bottled water is being handed out in Tenbury Wells on Saturday Credit: ITV News Central

Severn Trent Water are continuing to supply residents in Tenbury Wells with bottled water after the company told people not to drink their water supply.

A water pipe has burst in the area and the company says a very small amount of floodwater may have gone back into the pipe.

The repair to that pipe has now been completed.

It is likely to be Monday morning before all is back to normal.

Severn Trent has apologised for the inconvenience.

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