Thames Water are investigating claims of brackish tap water in north-east London. Three hundred residents of the Walthamstow area have complained about the noisome supply, whose taste and aroma are described as intermittently 'foul' and 'gone off'. The cause remains a mystery (ill-informed speculation in the comments, please), but the company has temporarily changed its supply from the River Lea to the Thames. Meanwhile, laboratory tests are under way and all necessary regulators have been informed. Image / FreeFoto.
Our Tap Water Stinks, Say Walthamstow Residents
Last Updated 16 February 2010