33% water samples taken from govt schools fail test
Source: The tribune, Date: , 2014
Availability of potable water in schools, especially in
rural areas, is a major problem. Students of many schools have no other option
but to drink water having bacteriological contamination and high fluoride
content. The health authorities collected 74 water samples from various
government schools of the district between January and May this year. Test
reports had been received in 69 cases so far and 23 samples (33 per cent) had
failed the test. The results in case of the remaining five samples were still
awaited. The water samples are tested at the State Public Health Laboratory,
Chandigarh. Out of the 23 failed water samples, five had high fluoride content.
These samples were collected from government schools at Bhasaur village (three
samples), Beer Kalan village and Jain Patti village.