Residents in a Northamptonshire Village Warned to Boil Tap Water Before Drinking It

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Article Courtesy of the Northampton Chronicle & Echo|Northamptonchron.co.uk| September 18, 2014|Shared as Educational Material

Anglian Water is advising residents who live in Upper Boddington in Northamptonshire to boil their tap water before drinking it.

Water within the village must be boiled until further notice after tests have shown it could be contaminated.

A statement issued by the company via its ‘Love Every Drop’ Facebook page yesterday said: “We’re asking customers in Upper Boddington to boil their tap water and leave it to cool before using it for drinking, cooking, preparing food and brushing teeth until further notice.

“This is a precaution after test results showed the water in Upper Boddington may not be up to its usual high standards. The advice also applies to drinking water for pets and livestock. But it is still OK to use your water for washing, bathing and flushing toilets.

“We’ll be delivering letters and info cards to all those affected this evening and we’ve spoken to Boddington C of E School about bottled water supplies. We are working hard to get things back to normal as quickly as possible and will keep in touch with updates.”

Residents have reported having sick bugs after drinking the water.

Anglian Water has also confirmed to the Chron this morning that a story saying that 250,000 residents have been affected across Northamptonshire is actually an old story was published in 2008.

There are currently no other reported issues with the rest of the water in Northamptonshire.

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