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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.
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.
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.
Customers in Tenbury Wells - we’re opening the bottle drops at the community hospital and swimming pool at 7am. Plenty available for all.
People who live in and around Tenbury Wells on the Shropshire/Worcestershire border are being told to avoid drinking water from their taps amid contamination concerns.
Teams of volunteers are handing out free bottled water in a major operation at two locations in the town; the hospital and the swimming pool.
Engineers are working to trace the source of the problem, but it's likely to be Monday morning before all is back to normal.
Severn Trent say water can still be used for bathing and flushing the toilet, but to take care when bathing young children in case they accidentally drink the bath water.
They say, "We had a burst pipe in the area and we believe a very small amount of floodwater may have gone back into the pipe."
Some homes are without supplies, others have an intermittent supply.