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Bottled water being handed out in Tenbury Wells

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

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.

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