Bandra, Dongri and Mulund locals drink city’s dirtiest water
MUMBAI: The water you drink every day could be making you very sick.
A study of water samples collected from across Mumbai shows the water we consume is getting dirtier, even when the civic body is spending crores to improve the quality of drinking water. Its environment status report (ESR) for 2015-16 shows contamination levels rose to 4.6% from last year’s 4.5 %.
Mulund, Bandra and Dongri get the dirtiest water, the report shows, with contamination levels as high as 13%, 10% and 8% respectively. At Dahisar, contamination levels went up to 6% from last year’s 3%; Parel, Sewree and Goregaon recorded a rise of 1% .
Contamination levels are an indicator of how much mud and harmful bacteria is present in the water. The ESR provides an annual status of the important indicators of Mumbai’s standard of living, such as air and water quality, and is released by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) every year on August 1. The report is supposed to be made available to all corporators and is sent to the state government, but so far, it hasn’t been published yet.