Compensation due after UK water health scare

Households in Lancashire affected by a bug in their water supply will get compensation from United Utilities. A spokesperson from the company told ELN: “We will be writing to all […]

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Households in Lancashire affected by a bug in their water supply will get compensation from United Utilities.

A spokesperson from the company told ELN: “We will be writing to all our customers with details of compensation after the water supply is back to normal.”

Routine tests at Franklaw Water Treatment Works in Preston detected traces of cryptosporidium – a microscopic parasite which can cause sickness and diarrhoea.

The firm is still advising customers in Preston, Blackpool, Fylde, Wyre, Chorley and South Ribble to boil their water for drinking, food preparation and brushing teeth as a precaution.