Water company in court over pollution

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United Utilities are in court later over the pollution of drinking water which left thousands of households in Lancashire without a supply.

Water at the Franklaw treatment plant near Garstang became contaminated with a parasite almost two years ago, making it unusable.

7 hundred thousand people were forced to use bottled water

Now United Utilities are being prosecuted the company for supplying water unfit for human consumption.

The company says its taken a full part in the investigation.