Kits distributed to test quality of piped water
With the rainy season setting in, the Municipal Corporation of Eluru has initiated measures to prevent the incidence of water-borne diseases.
Municipal Commissioner A. Sivakoti Prasad on Tuesday distributed chloroscopes to personnel of the corporation for testing the quality of drinking water being supplied to households through pipelines.
Speaking at a programme organised on the occasion, the Commissioner said the corporation’s aim was to test 300 samples collected at different points with the help of the kits daily. T
he kits would help detect residual chlorine in the drinking water before and after chlorination.
The programme was expected to help the corporation mitigate the incidence of water-borne diseases by combating microbial contamination in drinking water, the Commissioner said.
Sanitary Inspectors and personnel of the Water Works Department would be engaged in collection of samples and testing quality on a day- to-day basis.
Mr. Prasad said supply of piped water would be suspended in any locality on receipt of complaints of contamination and the residents of the areas concerned would be provided water through tankers.
Water Works Assistant Engineer said it was noticed that piped water was getting mixed with drain water due to breakdown of pipelines.
The Commissioner asked employees of the corporation to be on their toes in the mission against water contamination and protect the health of all during the rainy season, which lasts for three months.
Aim is to test 300 samples collected from different points daily: Commissioner Kits detect residual chlorine in drinking water before and after chlorination
Aim is to test 300 samples collected from different points daily: Commissioner
Kits detect residual chlorine in drinking water before and after chlorination