Boiling water at home

contaminated tap water

Contaminated tap water left Wisbech residents without drinking water.

Householders in Cambridgeshire who had to boil their water for four days were at last told it was safe to drink once again. People in 120 homes in Wisbech had been told to boil their water until further notice after supplies were contaminated.

Anglian Water said tests were carried out following repairs to a burst main near Blackbear Lane, Wisbech two weeks ago. The results showed “naturally occurring organisms that should not be there”. The firm had advised people to boil and cool all drinking water as “a precautionary measure”.

A spokesman for Anglian Water said: “We haven’t found anything harmful to human health but the harmless organisms are indicator species that something might have been there that should not be.”

Homes in many streets were affected and dozens of families had to deal with the issue of having potentially contaminated water. A notice sent to affected customers said: “As an additional precaution, we are also making a small increase to the amount of chlorine in the water and carrying out some localised flushing.

“We apologise for any inconvenience, but stress that the health and safety of our customers must come first.”

In situations such as this, an excellent way to make sure you and your family can keep happy, healthy and hydrated with clean and safe drinking water is by purchasing a water cooler for your home. And here at Home Water Coolers, we do exactly what it says on the tin – provide you with access to an excellent selection of water coolers so you can choose the right unit for your home.

Dan Oakley

Dan Oakley

Dan Oakley is the head of logistics at Drinking Waters and has been with the company almost ten years.

He has a wide experience across many different types of Hydration equipment and is perfectly placed to advise customers on the best solution for them.

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