Kuwait City, Kuwait: The Ministry of Water and Electricity has confirmed the news published by Al-Watan Arabic Daily regarding the contaminated drinking water samples taken from government buildings in Farwaniya, reports Al-Watan Arabic daily.
Wasmiyah Al-Khatlaan, the Head of Bacteriology Division at the Center of Water Resources Development in the Ministry of Water and Electricity confirmed that the news about contaminated drinking water is true. However, he stressed that the Ministry bears no responsibility because the contamination did not occur from the water network.
He explained that the contamination was found in building’s water storage tanks, adding that the Ministry’s responsibility for clean water ends just before the water enters the storage tanks.
He emphasized that the water produced by the Ministry in the five main hydro stations is suitable for human consumption, and no biological or chemical contamination was found in them.
Al-Khatlaan also said the Bacteriological Analysis Laboratory was established in 1973 at Center of Water Resources Development to monitor the quality of drinking water produced by the Ministry that is pumped to the consumers through distribution general network.
He pointed out that the laboratory tests on daily basis the samples taken from the entire branches of the water distribution network in almost every part of Kuwait.
© Arab Times 2012May 2012