Water bug report delay 'unacceptable'
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Lancashire tap water bug: Probe's 'unacceptable delay'

A delay publishing a report into how the water supply to thousands of people was contaminated by a bug for a month is "unacceptable", an MP has said.

Fylde Conservative MP Mark Menzies said trying to get an answer out of the Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) was like "speaking to a brick wall".

The DWI said it would not comment until its investigation into the incident in Lancashire in August 2015 is completed.

United Utilities found Cryptosporidium in the supply for about 300,000 homes.

Cryptosporidium is a parasite that can cause extreme diarrhoea.

  • 07 Mar 2017