WASA water not fit for drinking: Report

Bangla Tribune Report
Published : 13:26, Dec 03, 2019 | Updated : 13:40, Dec 03, 2019

File PhotoThe local government ministry has lodged a specialist report stating that the claim of Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (WASA) that the water supplied in the capital is fit for drinking, is not correct. The specialist committee submitted the report Monday after testing WASA water on Monday (Dec 2).
Later, the matter was confirmed by deputy attorney general Nur us Sadiq. The three member committee had additional secretary of the ministry of local government, Md Zahirul Islam, chairman of the Microbiology department of Dhaka University, Professor Sabita Rezwana Rahman and Professor Dr ABM Badruzzamn of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology’s (BUET) civil engineering department.
The report issued by deputy secretary Sayeed ur Rahman of the ministry of local government said that WASA water was unfit for consumption.
It further said that if WASA and two city corporations worked together then harmful bacteria would not have entered the WASA lines.
Meanwhile, four recommendations have been made in the report:
1. Fixing of water supply lines to prevent pollution through coordinated drive by WASA and DSCC.
2. Starting a campaign to monitor water quality and standard; providing monetary and technological support for the work.
3. Awareness campaign among consumers so they keep water reservoirs clean.
4. Stopping illegal supply lines.
Deputy attorney general Nur us Sadiq said that a hearing may take place on the report in the current week by a joint bench of justices JBM Hassan and Md Khairul Alam.