Urgent warning as E.coli found in tap water - is your area affected?
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Households in the south of England have been warned their water supply could be contaminated with E.coli. Contamination has been found during routine water tests, SES Water has confirmed - and a number of areas in the southeast are at risk. A statement from SES Water said: “We are supporting our most vulnerable customers as a priority.
“We are very sorry to everyone who is being affected. Everything possible is being done to do further testing.”
Originally, they issued a statement which said: “The issue was discovered during routine tests, and our teams are working to investigate the problem and restore supplies to their usual high standards.
“While we await further test results which will confirm the scale of any contamination, customers should boil their water – and then let it cool – before using it for drinking, preparing food or cleaning their teeth.
“Pets should also be given boiled tap water. Boiled water can be kept in the fridge, and should be covered and used within 24 hours.”