Devon school to close early for holidays to fix legionella contamination

West Exe Technology College in Exeter is closing early to tackle water contamination Credit: ITV Westcountry

A Devon school is closing early for the summer holidays for work to fix legionella contamination in the water supply. Pupils at West Exe Technology College in Exeter will now break up on Friday the 19th of July.

They've been drinking bottled water since the outbreak occurred in February. The school's water system was deep cleaned during the Easter holidays, but tests showed the bacteria was still present.