Do not drink notice REMOVED
South West Water are pleased to announce that the "Do Not Drink" notice that was placed on the water supply of customers in the Pennsylvania, Beacon Heath and Stoke Hill areas of Exeter has now been lifted.
- The notice has been lifted following a thorough flushing exercise of water through the network and an extensive monitoring programme.
- All results have now been confirmed as satisfactory by the relevant health authorities and national health experts, who have all agreed that the precautionary notice can be lifted.
- Due to the nature of the contamination, customers may notice a slight residual odour when they first start using their supply. This may continue for several days but is understood by national health experts not to represent any health risk.
- Due to the specific circumstances surrounding this event South West Water will be making a payment of £25 compensation to every affected customer. Any customers on a meter will be credited £5 to cover any additional water they may wish to run through their systems to clear their plumbing.
- South West Water would like to thank all their customers for their understanding and co-operation while the water supplies were disrupted and apologise once more for the inconvenience.
Published: 09 February 2006 16:00pm
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