Chlorine scare for thousands of Severn Trent customers

THOUSANDS of people in the East Midlands were warned not to use their tap water following a scare over high levels of chlorine.

Coventry-based utility Severn Trent issued the warning over the weekend after high levels of the chemical were found in a reservoir near Castle Donington.

Around 3,700 people in Derbyshire and Leicestershire were told that as a precaution no tap water should be used for drinking, preparing food or bathing.

The company is looking at ways it can compensate those affected by t... For the full story register now for free or login below...