A boil order for residents in four North Yorkshire locations has been lifted after it was confirmed that water quality levels have returned to normal. 

Over the weekend, residents in 1,000 properties in the Yorkshire Dales were advised to boil their water after bacteria was found in the supply.

Houses in Hawes, Gayle, Appersett and Askrigg (DL8-3 postcodes) were forced to boil their water for over four days. 

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But that has come to an end after Yorkshire Water confirmed that people living in the four locations could stop doing this after samples showed water quality has returned to normal. 

A Yorkshire Water spokesperson said: “The boil water advice is no longer in place after our latest samples came back clear and showed no presence of bacteria. We’d like to apologise to our customers for the inconvenience caused and thank them for their understanding and patience while we carried out further sampling and returned the water quality to normal standards.”