South Mumbai gets dirtiest water in the city, finds BMC survey; Mulund, Parel no better
South Mumbai gets dirtiest water in the city, finds BMC survey; Mulund, Parel no better.
A report of water samples collected by the BMC from across the city between April 2016 and March 2017 shows south Mumbai gets the most amount of contaminated water at 9%.
It also reveals the BMC still supplies 3.10 % contaminated water — a slight improvement from the past three years.
Water contamination levels in 2015-16, 2014-15 and 2013-14 were 4.6%, 4.5% and 10.84% respectively.
The latest findings of water testing by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) revealed even though contamination levels in the water that surrounds the city have fallen to an all-year low, there continues to exist cases of E. coli contamination in the water.
Of the 36,833 samples collected around the year, 186 samples have tested positive for E.coli.
The bacteria concentration was also high in Mulund with 23 samples out of 1,082 showed presence of E coli followed by Parel with 17 samples out of 1084 tested positive.
The main causes of water contamination are old, corroded and damaged water pipelines especially in the island city, informed officials.
However, the Hydraulic department is confident that it will be able to further reduce the water contamination levels by next year.
“There has been constant improvement in the reduction of water contamination level over years.