Andy Smith, Severn Trent’s director of water services:
Significant progress was made yesterday when an intensive testing and commissioning process made sure all damaged and flooded equipment was operational and fully repaired.
He goes on to say:
Wider areas of Tewkesbury will begin to get water over the next 24 hours, but for the majority of homes in Gloucester and Cheltenham, reconnection is still several days away.
The message is still: If you find water in your taps, please do not drink it, even after boiling.