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Severn Trent hopes to start water works clean up today

Severn Trent Water engineers are hoping to gain access to the company's flooded Mythe Water Treatment Works in Tewkesbury today to assess the damage and begin the task of cleaning the equipment which will allow it to restore supplies to the 150,000 homes without clean running water.
Residents are having to collect water from 250 bowser tankers but have to boil the water if they want to drink it. The army is distributing up 4M bottles of water a day to the 350,000 people affected. Locals are likely to be without tap water for two weeks.

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