Tapwater production meets WHO standard

Posted: November 9, 2011 in News, Thai Flooding

Tapwater production meets WHO standard

The World Health Organisation on Wednesday said the water production of the Metropolitan Waterworks Authority (MWA) meet the WHO’s standard.

WHO representative David Sutherland said “the water production is in line with the World Health Organisation [WHO] standard.

He was speaking after inspecting MWA’s Bang Khen plant together with other agencies including PM Yingluck Shinawatra. The visit was made to assure the public that tap water in the flood-hit capital is still safe for consumption.

Japanese Ambassador to Thailand Seiji Kojima and the Japanese media also joined the visit..

MWA governor Jarern Passara said his agency had already solved quality problems, and the tap water was now safe to drink.

Yingluck said, “I have come here in person because I want assurances for the public that tap water is still safe. But if you have time, boil or filter before drinking it because that will improve its colour and smell.”

With flooding worsening in the capital during the last few weeks, angry flood victims have destroyed barriers along the waterworks (Prapa) canal, in the hope of using the canal to direct floodwater out of their areas.

Their actions affected tapwater production, as the raw water for production dropped in quality.

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