The chairman of Hanoi People's Committee, Nguyen Duc Chung, has directed city’s Health Department to test multiple water samples every day and report to city leaders and publicise the results to local citizens.
|Staff of the Da River water plant check the plant's water filtration system. Hanoi will collect water samples daily to check quality. — VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Hai|
The move is to ensure clean water from Da River water plant to supply thousands of customers in Hanoi after the recent pollution crisis, vietnamplus.vn reported.
Daily water samples tested by the city’s Health Department in the past week show the water has met safety standard.
All water samples taken from tap water supplied by the Đà River in districts of Thach That, Nam Tu Liem, Ha Dong, Dan Phuong, Hoai Duc meet permissible styrene levels, according to the Institute of Environmental Technology under Việt Nam Academy of Science and Technology.
In the coming days, the city’s Health Department will ask its units to continue taking water samples from the Da River water plant and households to assess the quality of water.
The water plant at the centre of a pollution crisis in Hanoi on Friday made an official apology to thousands of customers, promising them a month's supply for free.
Police in the northern province of Hoa Binh yesterday filed charges against three individuals who allegedly dumped waste engine oil into the Da River, polluting fresh water supplied to hundreds of thousands of people in Hanoi.
Ly Dinh Vu, one of three people involving in the oil dumping into the upper section of Da River, gave himself up to the police, the Vietnam News Agency reported on Sunday.