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Water on South Coast ‘safe’

HEATHER-LYNN EVANSON, [email protected]

Water on South Coast ‘safe’

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There is no need to fear the water quality along the sewage-plagued stretch of the South Coast, says Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr Kenneth George.

Ministry of Health officials had been rigorously testing it and the chlorine levels were within acceptable qualities, he said yesterday.

“However, there are no quick fixes, so Barbadians need to know that at this point in time there are no immediate health risks but the challenge is to practise good hygiene in whatever you do.”

George was speaking as he joined Barbados Water Authority officials at a Press conference at the South Coast Sewage Treatment Plant. It was called to update the public about the issues plaguing the plant and the South Coast and the solutions which were being put in place.

He said the Ministry of Health wanted to “manage and mitigate any public health risk” that might result from the sewage overflows and affect the public, visitors, business and homeowners in the area. As a result, the ministry had implemented a number of strategies. (HLE) 

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