Authorities deny water contamination at school in Dubai

The German Consulate in Dubai confirmed to Khaleej Times that the German International School Dubai will commence its normal operations from Tuesday.
In an earlier statement released to Khaleej Times on Sunday, the consulate confirmed the temporary closure of the school "after a possible contamination of water was discovered".
"After coordinating with the competent Dubai authorities, the school will commence normal operations on September 11," the consulate’s statement on Monday said.
Also read: Dubai school shuts temporarily due to water contamination After testing, authorities denied the presence of bacteria that cause Legionnaire’s disease in the water in the school, which forced it to close down temporarily.
"The school has been closed as a matter of precaution," the consulate had said.
However, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) confirmed to Khaleej Times on Monday that samples tested from the water network confirmed that the water is clear of "any contamination or bacteria".
"The results were conveyed to the school," a Dewa spokesperson said.
While it is Dewa’s responsibility to provide safe and healthy water up to the meter, the customer or owner of a building and maintenance companies have the responsibility of carrying out regular maintenance of the internal networks and water tanks after the meter to ensure that health and safety standards are met.
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