Water is now safe to drink in village near York – except for one street
Yorkshire Water now says the water in Elvington is safe to drink – except for in one street.
YorkMix broke the news on Monday that residents in the YO41 postcode, which covers Elvington, had been advised to start boiling their water before drinking it.
During routine tests, engineers “found a potential bacteria issue” in that area. The boil order was a precaution, the water company said.
In an update this afternoon, Yorkshire Water said most households had been given the all-clear.
“Following our thorough sampling regime over the past few days, we have withdrawn our precautionary advice to residents in Elvington – except for residents on Derwent Close who we’re still advising to boil their water while our investigations continue,” a Yorkshire Water spokesperson said.
“We’re working closely with those residents to get this resolved as soon as possible.
“We’re satisfied we no longer need this precautionary measure for the vast majority of properties in the village and would like to thank everyone in Elvington for their patience while we’ve been investigating this issue.
“We know this has been disruptive, but we needed to be extra cautious to keep everyone safe.”