Howrah Municipal Corporation Starting Drive Against Packaged Drinking Water

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Howrah: The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) continues its food safety drive against unlicensed water packages which are allegedly responsible for the diarrhoea outbreak in the city.

The civic body has seized dozens of packaged water containers sold by unlicensed vendors across the city which includes names of renowned brands.The Howrah Municipal Corporation (HMC) will start a drive on Monday against packaged drinking water.

The HMC officials will be collecting samples to ensure whether there is presence of coliform bacteria in packaged drinking water. Officials of the HMC will be visiting different places of its 66 wards to collect samples. It may be mentioned that many small units of packaged drinking water has mushroomed in some parts of Howrah and other urban parts of the state.

So after Kolkata, the HMC is also going to take necessary steps to check whether there is presence of coliform bacteria in any packaged drinking water. The HMC officials will be visiting the units where drinking water is packaged. They will be collecting samples from all the units and the same will be send for necessary tests.

They make door-to-door visits everyday and take steps if they find anything like accumulated stagnant water that leads to vector borne diseases. They inform concerned officials if steps are needed to be taken to clear the stagnant water.

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