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Local Boil water warning

Residents in thousands of homes across Greater Manchester have been told to boil their water until further notice after a fault at a treatment works.

United Utilities is advising people in parts of Tameside, Saddleworth and Greenfield to boil their drinking water until further notice.

17,000 properties are affected in Stalybridge, Dukinfield, Hyde, Saddleworth, Greenfield and Ashton-Under-Lyne.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-38275767

http://www.itv.com/news/granada/update/2016-12-11/warning-to-boil-water-in-parts-of-tameside-and-sad...

 

 

Fortunately, this doesn't affect us, but is not too far away...

 

Only yesterday I installed a couple of large Storage Boxes at Home, one inside for Drinking Water, one outside for Washing Water / older Drinking Water !!!

 

Each holds 24x2 litre bottled water, long expiry dates.

(I used to be a Boy Scout)

 

We also keep a stock of Water Purification Tablets, as purchased for holidays abroad, and not used.

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Re: Local Boil water warning

Fortunately, this doesn't affect us, but is not too far away...

Likewise, my office is in Hyde but just checked the postcode and it doesn't affect us eitherSmiley

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Re: Local Boil water warning

Didn't they have this same thing last year or earlier this year? Huh

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Re: Local Boil water warning

The difference between this incident and the last one is the time it took to fix it, sounds like they have managed to sort out the problem but some contaminated water still remains in the pipes.

The previous incident took months to fix.

No doubt they will be facing a fine.......paid for by customers of NWW.

so in short we suffer twice !

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Re: Local Boil water warning

Instead of a fine it would be far better if all the money was refunded to customers for the period the service was not up to scratch.

In some cases, like this one, there are additional costs involved. Why should the customer end up out of pocket.

That could and should apply to a lot of so called services.

 

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Re: Local Boil water warning



 


billnotben wrote:

Instead of a fine it would be far better if all the money was refunded to customers for the period the service was not up to scratch.

 

 


 

United Utilities will be refunding customers, probably just the water bill for the days affected.

Last time, people also claimed for purchased bottle water, with receipts.

 

UU are already distributing bottled water to distribution / collection points, with deliveries to Schools, Care Homes, vulnerable people etc tomorrow (Monday)

 

As always, look after your Elderly / Housebound neighbour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Re: Local Boil water warning

Update:

 

Bottled water has already been handed out to six care and nursing homes and 83 registered vulnerable customers.

They also have 200,000 bottles ready to hand out tomorrow.

Big batches will be sent to the 30 schools in the affected areas so that they can remain open.

 

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/200000-water-bottles-delivered-s...