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Raw sewage - flowing through an old and leaking pipe network - is said to be contaminating the country's drinking water sources and distribution systems, putting millions of consumers at risk.Preliminary findings of research work by a local team of senior water management experts show that tap water most likely...
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Preliminary findings of research work by a local team of senior water management experts show that tap water most likely contains metal particles as well as coliform bacteria commonly found in human and animal waste.
RESIDENTS must ensure that new water sources are tested and analysed first before the water is used for domestic purposes to avoid contracting diseases, a senior government official has said. The warning comes after it emerged that most Harare residents, including those in high-density suburbs, have resorted to drinking borehole water, some of which has been found to be contaminated. Harare residents have turned to borehole water because they no longer trust the smelly and at times sewage-contaminated water supplied by the local authority. Government analyst laboratory director in the Ministry of Health and Child Welfare, Livingstone Musiyambiri said it was prudent that people ensured that new water sources were analysed first before domestic use. “Evidence has always proved that underground water can be contaminated at any stage, especially in the era of industrialisation where excess chemicals find their way into the water. Musiyambiri said if it were not for the heavily polluted environment, rainwater would have been one of the cleanest. “If residents continue to drill boreholes and do not consult the local authorities or independent experts to test...
Last week, Zimbabwe joined the rest of the world in celebrating Customer Service Week. The service industry has become a key sector to various economies, and customer service has become central to policymakers. In keeping with this theme, our senior busin
LACK of latest technology to test ingredients in foodstuffs might be exposing Zimbabweans to contaminated products which are finding their way into the country, an expert has said. Government Analyst Laboratory deputy director for food control Mr Freddie
Bottled water which was recently condemned as unfit for human consumption, has found its way into Botswana’s market where reports say it goes for between 6 and 7 pula per bottle. Zimbabwe’s Government Analyst Laboratory recently discredited several brands
NEWSDAY readers have commended the Government Analyst Laboratory, which tested and condemned some brands of bottled water, for doing a sterling job. Angry readers, reacting to the bottled water scandal exposed by this newspaper last week, dismissed excuse
WATER bottlers whose products were condemned by the Government Analyst Laboratory as unfit for human consumption have questioned the credibility of the laboratory. The government laboratory examined samples of bottled water from several suppliers followin
THERE has been a public outcry against local water bottlers following an investigative report published by NewsDay on Saturday exposing unscrupulous bottlers selling contaminated water to unsuspecting consumers. Medical experts said some micro-biological