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re: Boil Water

Posted by Water Boy on September 14, 2016 at 08:44:09:

In Reply to: Boil Water posted by Old Fogey on September 12, 2016 at 16:08:11:

Tell that to the people of Galway who became ill following their Cryptosporidium outbreak!

Or indeed to the people of Milwaukee where the official crypto death toll was 69 people - mostly elderly or otherwise compromised health-wise. But perhaps you may view such people as expendable and it's only scaremongering to try to protect them?

This is why we have surveillance for Cryptosporidium in tap water - to make sure that we don't get an outbreak by putting out the boil notice, earlier rather than later, to stop it spreading.

Of course the Mask water treatment plant has been on a list for upgrading for some time - investment needed. UV sterilisation will stop the crytpos in their track.


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