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United Utilities faces sentence for supplying water unfit for human consumption to 700,000 consumers

Water unfit for human consumption supplied to more than half a million people Credit: PA

Water company United Utilities is expected to be sentenced later after pleading guilty to supplying water unfit for human consumption.

700,000 people in Lancashire were affected by drinking water which contained the parasite cryptosporidium in August 2015. Those affected had to boil their tap water for three weeks.