BOTTLED water is being handed out after people living in parts of Tenbury Wells were warned not to drink their tap water.

Severn Trent said people in parts of with the WR15 8 postcode should not use their water for drinking, preparing food or brushing their teeth.

Customers in the Tenbury area are welcome to collect bottled water from the car park of Tenbury Community Hospital (WR15 8AP) and also from the car park of Tenbury swimming pool (WR15 8SF).

Severn Trent have called in teams from Dee Valley Water in Wrexham and Chester to help with bottle drops at Tenbury Wales.

A Severn Trent spokesperson said: "We're very sorry for any inconvenience caused.

"Volunteers from Severn Trent have been working hard to get bottled water to customers in Tenbury Wells - so sorry for the issues."

The company said the warning was necessary while it was investigating a potential issue.

In a statement, it said: "We're working to fix a burst pipe in the area and we believe a small amount of floodwater may have gone back into the pipe. ADVERTISING inRead invented by Teads "That's why we're advising people not to drink their water as a precaution."

The statement continued: "We're really sorry for the inconvenience this will cause and we're working hard to isolate the problem and get everything back to normal as quickly as possible."

Severn Trent said it would set up a bottled water collection as soon as possible and deliver bottled water to vulnerable people.