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45% water samples fail potability test in Muktsar

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Muktsar, October 9

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, getting potable water has become a major problem for residents of Muktsar district. In the past nine months, over 45 per cent water samples have failed the potability test in the district.

A perusal of the records procured from the Health Department revealed that 42 of the total 93 samples collected this year had failed the potability test. "We conduct the tests of bacterial contamination randomly. When the test report comes negative, the officials concerned are asked to take corrective measures or change the source of water. The re-sampling is done after some time to check the water quality," an official said. — TNS

Residents demand water survey

Muktsar is one of the worst-affected districts with cancer and hepatitis-C. Though residents have time and again demanded a detailed survey of the underground water, it has not been conducted to date

from The Tribune https://ift.tt/2GBXSxY

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