Published August 6, 2015 at 16:27
Boiled water notice for customers in parts of Blackburn with Darwen – United Utilities warning
THIS IS AN IMPORTANT PUBLIC INFORMATION NOTICE – AS A PRECAUTION, PEOPLE IN PART Of BLACKBURN WITH DARWEN, BLACKPOOL, CHORLEY, FYLDE, PRESTON, SOUTH RIBBLE AND WYRE ADVISED TO BOIL THEIR DRINKING WATER
United Utilities is advising customers in these areas in Blackburn with Darwen below to boil their water for all drinking, food preparation and brushing teeth as a precaution until further notice.
- BB1 2LD Roman Road
- BB2 5 Feniscowles
- BB3 2RN Darwen
- BB3 0BH Darwen/Lower Darwen
- BB3 0SD Lower Darwen
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.”
United Utilities is monitoring water supplies and is hoping to be able to lift the boil water advice as soon as possible. Customers with questions or concerns can contact 03456 723 723.