Villagers near Bedford told not to drink tap water

Anglian Water advises customers in Turvey

Friday, 18th September 2020, 12:32 pm
Updated Friday, 18th September 2020, 12:35 pm

Anglian Water is advising customers in Turvey not to drink their tap water until further notice.

Following third party damage to a nearby water main, the water company has issued the advice as a precaution, while it runs quality checks.

Tap water should not be used for drinking, preparing food or cleaning teeth. The same advice applies to water for pets.

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It is still OK to use the water for washing, bathing and flushing toilets. Bottled water will be available to collect from Carlton Road, by the war memorial at the entry to all Saints Church, for affected homes.

Customers can also check if their property is affected using the postcode checker herePaul Valleley, director of water services for Anglian Water, said: "We are working hard to get things back to normal as quickly as possible, but ask people in this area to please not drink their tap water until further notice.

"We are very sorry for the inconvenience caused but customers' health and wellbeing must come first.

"We are writing directly to all homes affected with advice on what to do and will regularly update customers until things return to normal."

People can get further information from Anglian Water's website, Facebook and Twitter pages or the customer services department on 03457 145 145. Anyone with concerns about their health should contact their GP or NHS direct on 111.