The quality of water supplied by the civic body is getting poorer by the day. MCGM’s environment status report registers significant percentage of water contamination in all the civic wards. According to the report, 12.47% of drinking water in Mumbai is found to be contaminated this year compared to 9.05% in 2007. The maximum percentage of contaminated samples were found in L-ward (Kurla) followed by the C-ward (Girgaum-Chira Bazar). The contamination is in form of bacteriological contents, the report stated. Disused connections, tampered mains, faulty fittings are the main causes of water contamination for which the MCGM should take adequate care to monitor water quality. The report further added that water should be treated with pre-chlorination, alum-dosing, settling, filtration and post chlorination before it reaches to the consumer’s tap.
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