Boiled water notice for customers in parts of Lancashire August 7th, 2015 Connor_Henderson Latest News Shares Comments AS A PRECAUTION, PEOPLE IN BLACKPOOL, CHORLEY, FYLDE, PRESTON, SOUTH RIBBLE AND WYRE ADVISED TO BOIL THEIR DRINKING WATER We’re advising customers in these areas (click to open map) to boil their water for all drinking, food preparation and brushing teeth as a precaution until further notice. People can continue to use tap water without boiling for general domestic purposes such as bathing, flushing toilets or washing clothes Routine tests at Franklaw water treatment works in Preston detected traces of cryptosporidium and although the traces are low the company is advising customers to boil their water as a precaution. Martin Padley, Chief Scientific Officer at United Utilities, said: “The advice is being given purely as a precautionary measure as we carry out additional tests today. “We apologise for the inconvenience but the health of our customers is absolutely paramount.” Customers are asked to take extreme care when boiling water because of the danger of scalding. Simply bring water to the boil and let it cool. United Utilities is monitoring water supplies and is hoping to be able to lift the boil water advice as soon as possible. Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!