The Ministry of Health,is appealing to all citizens to ensure that water used for human consumption at this time is not only clean but safe.
The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment is appealing to all citizens to ensure that water used for human consumption at this time is not only clean but safe.
A release from the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry Luis De shong says the weather conditions have resulted in the loss of the municipal potable water supply to most citizens across the country, as several major pipe systems operated by the Central Water and Sewerage Authority were damaged.
The Ministry says the use of alternative water sources for life and livelihood are, therefore, a viable option, and it is therefore appealing to all persons to ensure that they take precautions to ensure that the water they consume at this time is safe.
The release advised persons whose water supply has been interrupted not to use water from rivers for human consumption, including bathing
The Ministry says harvested rainwater from clean roofing materials should be strained and sanitized by either boiling or via the use of sanitizing solutions or tablets.
It strongly recommended the use of packaged, bottled water, especially for drinking purposes, and it advised private and public institutions and establishments not to open for business unless there is a reliable supply of clean and safe water for human activities.