Monsoon woes: E-Coli in drinking water
Parel, Dadar, Matunga, Colaba, Churchgate, Mantralaya, Cuffe Parade, – these are some of the areas where most contaminated water was supplied since the onset of monsoon. Despite some of these areas house high profile government offices, they did not get clean and potable water.
A report prepared by the Hydraulic engineering department of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) of water supplied in June 2018 indicated that sewage water got mixed with drinking water pipelines in some areas. Routine lab test of water supplied in the city had presence of E-Coli. Presence of E Coli causes health issues like diarrhoea, gastroenteritis and typhoid.