WATER SCARE UPDATE: Map issued showing affected areas

Map of affected areas
Map of affected areas

A map showing the areas affected by the water contamination scare has been issued.

United Utilities urged residents to boil their drinking water after traces of the bug cryptosporidium – a microscopic parasite which can cause stomach cramps and diarrhoea - was found at Franklaw Water treatment plant in Catterall, near Garstang.

The warning is in place across parts of the North West, and customers in Blackpool, Fylde, Wyre, Chorley, Preston and South Ribble are being urged to boil their water for drinking, food preparation and brushing teeth as a precaution until further notice.

For more on the water contamination in Lancashire visit the links below:

Parasite found in water supply

WATER SCARE: What is Cryptosporidium?

Shelves cleared amid water scare

Map issued showing affected areas

Health warning continues after bug is found in water supply

BREAKING: Water warning to last into next week