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28.02.2009 General News

Worm-infested water runs at Ashaiman

By GNA
Worm-infested water runs at Ashaiman


Residents of Lebanon, a suburb of Ashaiman, on Friday complained that water flowing through their taps was infested with worms.

Mr. Cypillus Blay-Morkeh, a resident of the area, who spoke on behalf of the people on Thursday, appealed to Aqua Vitens Rand Limited to ensure that it supplied potable water to the area.

He showed samples of water to the GNA and said that when the taps were opened after a three-day shut down, residents saw worms in the water they fetched.

Mr. Blay-Morkeh said this was the first time worm-infested water was flowing through taps in the area and asked the company to investigate the matter.

He said that Aqua Vitens did not promptly repair burst-pipes in the area, which resulted in the people attempting to repair the pipes.

Mr. Napoleon Appiah Dadson, Tema Regional Communications Officer of Aqua Vitens, gave the assurance that the situation would be studied for the appropriate measures to be taken.

He said the situation could be due to foreign materials entering burst pipes or receptacles.

Mr. Dadson urged the public to lodge water-related complaints at any of the company's offices.

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