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Last Updated: Tuesday July 31 2007 17:36 GMT

More flooded homes get water back

Water is running in some taps in Gloucestershire

Eight out of 10 homes left without tap water in Gloucestershire after recent floods could have supplies switched back on by Wednesday.

But it's still important people living in those homes don't drink the water, as it's not safe at the moment.

People without water are also being warned to make sure their taps are turned off before it's switched on.

So far around half of the houses that lost their water supply in the flood have had it switched back on.

About 130,000 homes in Gloucestershire have had to rely on bottled water for more than a week after a water treatment works at Tewkesbury flooded.

Water bosses say the water should only be used to wash in and for flushing toilets.

After weeks of heavy rain across the UK, the worst of the floods appear to be over as experts forecast mostly dry weather for the rest of the week.

Lots of people are saying it's going to cost millions to mop up and repair all the damage after thousands of homes, businesses and even roads were wrecked by the flood waters.

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