Thursday, February 29, 2024

US Embassy issues caution regarding bacteria in tap water

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The United States Embassy in Barbados says recent tests at several US Embassy residences here have revealed “elevated levels” of bacteria in the tap water. 

In a notice posted on its website, the Embassy recommended that its staff boil their drinking water or use bottled water.

The Embassy said it would continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates accordingly.

It also advised its citizens to follow the directions of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on how to stay healthy and safe.

Last week Acting Deputy Chief Environmental Health Officer Ronald Chapman said the Ministry of Health was not taking any chances and would ensure chlorine levels in the water remained at those recommended by the World Health Organisation. (NB)

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