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Bergen water supply under scrutiny. 1,000 people living in Bergen have been told to continue boiling their water after tests this weekend showed the quality was substandard. Bergen City Council first noticed the problem on Friday afternoon, alerting hundreds of households in the Lønborglien, Øyjordlien, and Skytterveien areas as a precautionary measure. A previous report has shown that Norway’s 47,000-kilometre network of water and sewerage pipes is in decay because of slow replacement and repair, leaving people exposed to infections.

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Bergen water supply under scrutiny

Published on Monday, 11th July, 2011 at 10:14 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

1,000 people living in Bergen have been told to continue boiling their water after tests this weekend showed the quality was substandard.

View of Bergen city centre
View of Bergen city centre
Photo: Aqwis/Wikimedia Commons


Bergen City Council first noticed the problem on Friday afternoon, alerting hundreds of households in the Lønborglien, Øyjordlien, and Skytterveien areas as a precautionary measure.

A previous report has shown that Norway’s 47,000-kilometre network of water and sewerage pipes is in decay because of slow replacement and repair, leaving people exposed to infections.

On Saturday morning, a water leak was discovered in Bergen City Hall (Rådhuset). It is believed the current problem is connected to a pipe rupture on Tuesday.

Advising people there is no need to be alarmed, senior council official Håkon Fasting tells Bergens Tidende today, “people can wash and have showers, but we advise them to keep boiling their drinking water.”

Magnar Sekse, tells The Foreigner that the council’s threshold for issuing such warnings is relatively low.

“We would rather be on the safe side in these types of situations, and are currently chlorinating and cleaning the pipe system.”



Published on Monday, 11th July, 2011 at 10:14 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: bergenwatersupply, pollutiontests.





  
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