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Bristol Water customers angered at offer of £10 compensation for cryptosporidium parasite water – Bristol Post

On Saturday the Bristol Water revealed affected households would get an “automatic £10” compensation payment on its Twitter feed.

Angry customers have blasted Bristol Water for offering a measly £10 in compensation to those forced to boil tap water for four days.

The company issued the latest ‘boil notice’ to 7,000 homes in Clevedon, Yatton and Congresbury on Thursday, January 11, after traces of the nasty cryptosporidium parasite were found at the Clevedon treatment works.

A number of schools were forced to close on Friday and the pools at the Strode Leisure Centre will be closed for the whole weekend for safety reasons.

A spokesperson for Bristol Water said: “We are aiming to be in a position to confirm the boil notice removal on Monday morning, before customers start their morning routines, however they have to wait for official removal approval.

The company hopes the parasite warning will be lifted on Monday, January 15, however it has to wait for official authorisation.

#8220;Hopefully, the boil notice will only be in place for a short period but every precaution needs to be taken to ensure the safety of our customers.”

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