1, 500 homes left without drinking water in South East Cornwall
Thousands of residents in South East Cornwall have been left without drinking water this morning.
South West Water issued a precautionary boil water notice to 1, 500 properties in Minions and Pensilva
at 10.45am, following problems with the pumps at a service reservoir in the early hours of this morning.
All affected customers will receive a notice through their letter box today.
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The notice, which has been published on the company's website, says: "If you receive a notice, do not drink your water without boiling it and allowing it to cool first.
"Boil and allow to cool any water used for preparation of food (like washing salad) or in cooking food or cleaning teeth.”
"It is fine to use the water for: showering, bathing, flushing the toilet, washing clothes."
The notice is due to be lifted on Thursday August 22.
A spokesman from South West Water said: "We apologise for the inconvenience and we are working hard to resolve the issue as rapidly as possible."