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Jan 08, 2020 / 11:29

Hanoi to inspect quality of tap water

The water inspection will also be carried out in case of environmental incidents, indications of pollution or when there are reports about bad water quality or under special requirements.

The Hanoi Department of Health has issued a plan to inspect quality of tap water in 2020, the Government Portal reported.
Accordingly, the department will check quality and safety of the clean water at water supply facilities at least once a year.
Inspections will be conducted when symptoms of bad tap water is detected through regular and irregular reports.
The water inspection will also be carried out in case of environmental incidents, indications of pollution or when there are reports about bad water quality or under special requirements.

 The Hanoi Department of Health checks clean water for daily activities. Photo: VOV

Besides, the department will monitor the tap water quality at at least 20 households per commune or ward every month.
In addition, the department will monitor well water in areas prone to water pollution, aiming to take timely measures and ensure people's health.
Under the plan, the municipal Department of Health will also carry out surprise and regular inspections in water supply facilities, apartment buildings, health facilities, and schools in Hanoi in accordance with the current regulations.
Earlier, at a meeting on December 2019, Vice Chairman of the Hanoi People's Committee Nguyen The Hung said that Hanoi had been checking water quality to ensure the capacity of water suppliers.
Hung affirmed that the municipal government has identified tap water supply as one of the city’s prime missions; the clean water indicator is always a parameter to evaluate the city’s efforts in ensuring people’s living standard.
Currently, tap water in Hanoi is purified from underground and surface water. In particular, the municipal government has required that the source of underground water must be checked to ensure safe water supply. The wells of unsafe water must be closed.
According to Hung, Hanoi’s safe water supply must not be interrupted to ensure people’s daily activities, production and business; water quality must be improved and water incidents managed.
Hung affirmed that the Hanoi Department of Construction has regularly monitored and inspected waterworks carefully. The city also sets up a channel to receive reports from its residents on water quality and water supply.