Water at 1, 500 homes in South East Cornwall is deemed safe to drink, South West Water confirm
Thousands of people in South East Cornwall who were left without drinking water for two days have been told their water supply is safe.
On Tuesday South West Water issued a precautionary notice telling 1, 500 households in Pensilva and Minions to boil the water from their taps before drinking it.
The notice was issued following problems with pumps at a service reservoir in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
But today the company said tests show the water is safe.
A spokesperson from South West Water said: “Following two days of clear samples we are pleased to be able to confirm that all customers who received a boil water notice will now receive a hand-delivered ‘all clear’ notice, effective immediately.
“It is no longer necessary to boil water before drinking or cooking.”
The firm said customers will be contacted via text or voice message to inform them the notice has been lifted.
All customers affected will be sent a £15 cheque as compensation.
The spokesperson added: “We apologise for the inconvenience this has caused our customers.”