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RO water filters under NGT scanner

Source: Indian Express, Date: , 2015

The National Green Tribunal on Wednesday sought a response from the Centre on a plea seeking directions regarding the wastage of water caused by reverse osmosis (RO) water purifiers. The bench issued a notice to the ministry of water resources on the plea filed by an NGO called Friends. The plea alleged that for each litre of purified water, the filter dumps three-to-four litres of waste water, resulting in wastage of up to 80 per cent of water. The tribunal was hearing a plea filed by the NGO seeking directions to the ministry to conduct research work about the “quality” of water produced by RO as compared to natural water. The plea said that manufacturers are attracting consumers using marketing strategies while simultaneously contaminating water sources.

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