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Boil water notice lifted at 26 thousand more Lancashire homes

Boiling water advice lifted for 26,000 homes Credit: PA

26 thousand United Utilities customers in North Blackpool, Cleveleys and Fleetwood will no longer have to boil their tap water.

This brings the area now able to use tap water as normal to two-thirds of those originally affected by the incident.

The water firm says that it is continuing to make progress in removing the last traces of the Cryptosporidium bug from the remaining parts of the Lancashire water network and it expects to be able to lift the boil water advice for the majority of remaining customers by the end of the week.

To check if your water is safe you can check on United Utilities website or call the freephone number 0800 912 7214.


United Utilities lifts boil ban for another 25,000 homes

A further 25,000 customers in parts of South Blackpool and Lytham St Annes no longer need to boil their tap water.

It's expected two-thirds of customers will be back to normal service by the end of the day after an outbreak of cryptosporidium at treatment works in Preston.

United Utilities say customers will be getting compensation - but have yet to say how much. The firm say eradicating the bug from a water network covering 2,500 miles of pipework is a complex process.

Water supplies are under constant testing by the firm Credit: ITV News

Boil water notice lifted for further 86,000 homes

Water notice lifted Credit: PA Images

United Utilities has lifted the boiled water advice in further parts of Lancashire. People in Chorley, Preston and South Ribble no longer need to boil their tap water. A further 86,000 properties are included in the latest lift, bringing the total number of homes and businesses now able to use their water as normal to half of the original area.

To check which postcodes are now lifted, click here.


United Utilities lifts boil water notice for 80,000 Lancashire homes

United Utilities say they have lifted the boil water notice for 80,000 homes in parts of Lancashire, around a quarter of those affected by the cryptosporidium outbreak.

The boil water restriction has been lifted for Credit: PA Images

Residents in parts of Blackpool, Chorley and Preston will be able to use their water without boiling it.

More than 250,000 residents are still having to boil their water, and United Utilities say they must check their postcode on their website.

Customers can also call a freephone number on 0800 912 7241.

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