E.Coli in Brockington College Private Water Supply
Traces of E.Coli have been detected in a Leicestershire college, leading to students and teachers having to use bottled water.
Brocklington College in Enderby was put on alert after the bacteria was found in their internal water supply.
Environmental health officers have said there is very little risk to individuals at the college and bottled or boiled water is being used "as a precaution".
A spokesperson for Severn Trent speaking to the Leicester Mercury attributed the problem to the age and and installation of the plumbing system in the building.
"Severn Trent carried out multiple inspections of the plumbing", she said, including the set-up of the tank system supplying the college with water, and this "identified improvements that could be made to the plumbing system within the school".
"We discussed the result with the local authority and the health protection unit and a decision was collectively made by both organisations to issue a precautionary boil water notice to the college while an investigation was carried out into the quality of water within the school," the spokesperson continued.
She added: "As part of our investigation, the water supplied to the college by Severn Trent was thoroughly sampled and the results were found to be satisfactory.
"However, one of the samples collected from the college's internal water supply didn't meet the water quality regulations standards."
Read more on the Leicester Mercury website.