HMWSSB WATER IS NOT THE CAUSE OF THE VADDERA BASTI INCIDENT ON 08.04.2022
The clarification by the Water Board on the news circulated in the newspapers that people of Vaddera basti in Guttala Begumpet got sick by drinking the water supplied by the HMWSSB.
Drinking water was supplied to the basti from 5.30 am to 6.30 am on 05.04.2022. However, this incident took place on 07.04.2022. Therefore, there is a time interval of 48 hours between the time of water supply and the time of incident. If there is a problem, people will get sick immediately after drinking the water. This does not happen even after 48 hours.
HMWSSB QAT Team in the area collected 44 samples and tested the water quality. This water contains 0.5 ppm chlorine just like it should be. This means that the quality of the water is good and safe. The collected water samples were also sent for bacteriological tests. It was initially found that there were no bacteria in the water. The QAT tests in the surrounding areas also proved that the drinking water supplied by HMWSSB was safe. Therefore, it should be noted that water supplied by the HMWSSB is not the cause of the Vadder basti incident.
Although the HWMSSB was not the cause of the incident, the HMWSSB was focused the blame on water being supplied to the area. Since, the water was found to be safe after an HMWSSB QAT team, IPM, and third party teams tested the water, the Water Board appealed the public the drinking water supplied by HMWSSB is safe and good.