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It's a lie, our water is not contaminated: Buffalo City Metro

Nov 7, 2017
It's a lie, our water is not contaminated: Buffalo City Metro

The Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality on Tuesday denied rumours that spread on social media that water in the Metro was contaminated.

"We carry out daily and weekly testing of drinking supplies throughout Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality and have not identified any issues or areas of concern," the municipality assured residents.

The Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality said that the recent message widely circulating via social media has cast doubt on the quality and suitability of East London drinking water supply.

"The scientific services municipal laboratory carries out daily and weekly analysis of all Buffalo City Metropolitan Municipality water supply systems and the results do not in any way support the claim.

"There is no need to filter mains water nor make use of bottled water, therefore the City would like to state that the claims made by the hospital are unfounded," it added.

"We are used to such claims being made and whenever routine outbreaks of gastro-infections arise. Please be advised that our emergency incident protocol will be implemented and made public in any such instance."