It Is Now Officially Safe To Drink Tap Water In Mumbai

Drinking right out of the tap?! It is now possible in Mumbai!


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What Is It?
For tap water to be safe for direct consumption, a limit has been set for the Coliform Bacteria’s presence in the water. It has been set at 5% by the World Health Organisation (WHO).


Guess what?! Mumbai’s tap water, as tested between the months of April 2018 and May 2019 by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), contains a mere 0.7% of this bacteria!

What’s More?
There is a catch of course and that is, this clean water statistics can only be maintained if the water storage units are not tampered with or contaminated. Here’s to hoping we can continue to drink straight out of the tap in Mumbai!

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Madhusree Chatragadda
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