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Coloured or not, water is not safe in SoBo pockets

DNMUM198056 | 1/14/2011 | Author : Santosh Andhale & Sudhir Suryawanshi | WC :525 | Mumbai

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Tests on samples collected from housing society reveal presence of E-coli in water

The water you drink may not be as safe as the authorities claim. Water samples from some localities in South Mumbai show the presence of E-coli bacteria that causes severe cramps and diarrhoea. While the finding should not be a cause of alarm yet, it flies in the face of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) claim that water supplied in the region is free of toxins and fit for consumption.
Incidentally, all the households here are getting yellowish water through taps over the last several days. After a demand from corporators, who raised the issue at a BMC meeting, and local residents, the corporation got the water tested.
"The water is potable and people should not press the panic button immediately. The samples t
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