Liberian Water Company Worried Over Polluted Wells in Monrovia

23 Jul 2007 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
MONROVIA, Liberia, AMMAN, Jordan

— Water from wells being used for commercial purposes in the capital were constructed near latrines and dump sites and could be contaminated, according to the Liberia Water and Sewage Corporation. Company chief Hun Bu Tulay said water from the polluted wells was being sold as purified water. He said the utility would soon be closing down those wells. "Water from those wells is posing health threat to our people. The so-called well-water being marketed does not meet the basic standard of human consumption," Tulay said. "We are the one responsible to provide safe drinking water to the people of Liberia and there are laws on the book to this effect," he added...

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