UPDATE: Catterick Garrison residents told water is not contaminated

Residents of Catterick Garrison have been told their water is not contaminated and is okay to drink.

CarillionAmey, which manages and maintains housing for the Ministry of Defence, was last night advising residents to use only bottled water for drinking.

However, Severn Trent said this morning that the water had been tested and was not contaminated.

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A spokeswoman said: “Our Severn Trent Business Services teams have taken several water samples at Catterick Garrison today and none of them have shown any abnormalities.

“We therefore don’t have anything to suggest that there is anything is wrong with the quality of water. If any residents at Catterick Garrison have any issues, they should call CarillionAmey on 0800 707 6000.”

CarillionAmey said in a statement issued this morning: “Severn Trent Business Services have taken several water samples at Catterick Garrison today and none of them have shown any abnormalities.

“We therefore don’t have anything to suggest that there is anything is wrong with the quality of water.”

The company told residents they that they decided to give out bottled water as a precaution until the results of tests were known.

Last night, the company told Richmondshire Today and local residents that the water was contaminated and they should only drink bottled water.

Asked how many homes were affected, the company said it was homes in the DL9 and DL10 postcodes, but could not be more specific.

Yorkshire Water stressed last night that their supplies were fine to drink.

 

The issue caused widespread concern among residents in Catterick Garrison who reported feeling unwell after drinking the water recently.

Some said the water in their tap has had a funny smell or taste.

Others say their pets have been unwell in recent days or have refused to drink water left out for them.

Residents offered on social media to collect bottled water for those unable to travel to Tesco or allow people to fill up bottles with their Yorkshire Water-supplied water.