When I checked my kitchen tap water for E Coli as part of our project with our children, I was shocked to see that it tested positive. This meant that there was contamination by Coliform bacteria in the water. The photograph below shows the water in the bottle which has changed colour to yellow from the original purple.

We get piped water from the BMC at 9 30 pm daily which is collected in the building’s underground tank. I met Dr. Inamdar, the Medical Officer Health, who promptly sent a staff to collect water from the BMC pipe what comes into our building. I also collected samples of water direct from the BMC line coming into our building, before it falls into our tank.

The results were surprising.

Here is the photo.

This shows that the BMC water which is coming presently to our building does not have any E Coli contamination. Congratulations to the New Link Road Forum, whose tireless efforts resulted in plugging water thefts at Ganpat Patil Nagar.

http://newlinkroad.wordpress.com/2012/07/25/your-water-supply-stolen/

Kudos to the BMC for addressing our concerns as soon as we pointed the out.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/India-news/Mumbai/10-lakh-litres-of-water-stolen-every-day-from-Dahisar-slum/Article1-520352.aspx

 

But the effects of the earlier seeding of bacteria through the water lines is visible now in our buliding’s storage and supply system. It looks like the earlier contamination which took place has resulted in these bacteria persisting in our building piping or tanks.

This may be the case in other buildings too. I will have to check.

In the meantime, I have also taken samples from Aquagard and Kent water purifiers, results awaited.

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