Sunday, June 3, 2012

CAPpings - India - Poisoned Waters - The main source of contamination is leakage in pipelines corroded over time

Poisoned Waters - The main source of contamination is leakage in pipelines corroded over time

30% of drinking water samples collected all over Mumbai in 2010 were found unfit for consumption. The contamination was owing to the presence of E. coli and other coliform bacteria found in faeces.

According to statistics released by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), 30% of drinking water samples collected all over the city in 2010 were found unfit for consumption. The contamination was owing to the presence of E. coli and other coliform bacteria found in faeces. They cause diarrhoea, besides a host of water-borne diseases.

Article Source: http://www.iipsenvis.nic.in/ncy11/Feb11/Feb26.1.htm

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