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Thames Water tells hundreds of homes not to drink tap water after ‘sampling results’

by LLB staff reporter
31st May 24 11:04 am

Thames Water has told more than 600 homes not to drink tap water following “recent water sampling results.”

Thames Water told a total of 616 houses in Bramley, Surrey that there has been a “a possible deterioration” in the quality of the drinking water in “some areas.”

The company said that this is a “precautionary” measure not to use water for cooking or even brushing teeth, however you can shower.

This comes following a historical fuel leak at a petrol station in the village which is operated by Asda.

Tess Fayers, Thames Water’s operations director for the Thames Valley and home counties, said: “We are asking 616 Bramley properties not to drink the tap water following recent water sampling results.

“The health and safety of our customers is our number one priority, and we would like to reassure residents that this is a precautionary measure.

“We are in the process of delivering letters and bottled water to the affected properties.

“We are also identifying locations to set up bottled water stations and we will share this information with our customers as soon as possible.

“We are already on site in the village proactively replacing sections of our pipes on Horsham Road to reduce the risk to our customers.”

A Waverley Borough Council spokesman said: “We are working closely with Thames Water and other agencies to try and mitigate the impact on residents, and we will support residents wherever possible.”

An Asda spokesman said: “We are continuing to work closely with Thames Water and other partners to address the issues we inherited after acquiring the Bramley PFS site.

“We recognise the impact this has had on the residents of Bramley and share their frustrations.

“We are committed to working with all parties to resolve this situation as quickly as possible.”

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