Shepley Spring Reponds to North West Water Emergency

Shepley Spring sent 1,000,000 bottles of water to North West England in response to August’s water emergency.

Traces of Cryptosporidium were found during routine tests of waterworks in Preston earlier this year. The microbial parasite can cause gastrointestinal illness including stomach cramps and sickness, meaning local people had to boil all water before consumption.

Over 300,000 homes in the Preston, Chorley, Blackpool, South Ribble, Fylde and Wyre areas were affected.

In response to the warning from United Utilities, Shepley Spring sent 1,000,000 bottles of water to the area – with the first load being delivered within 90 minutes of the initial call.