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City dwellers demand WASA water testing

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Citizens have now demanded testing of WASA water amid criticism over the company’s claim of supplying “100 per cent drinkable water”.

Citizens have now demanded testing of WASA water amid criticism over the company’s claim of supplying “100 per cent drinkable water”.

The demand was placed forth by Poribesh Bachao Andolon from a human chain held in front of the Wasa headquarters in Dhaka this morning.

“WASA must test its own water and make the report public after making such a claim,” said Abu Naser Khan, chairman of the environmentalist group.

“Even the ministers boil WASA water at their homes before drinking it. Such a claim of WASA insults all the dwellers of Dhaka city,” he said.

The group also demanded independent testing of WASA water.

“WASA gives us bad water and claims to be supplying 100 per cent drinkable water. This is contrary to consumer rights law,” said Mohiuddin Ahmed, president of Bangladesh Mobile Phone Consumers’ Association, at the event.

WASA ’s Managing Director Taksim A Khan rubbished an independent report against its supply water recently and said the water is “100 per cent drinkable”.

 

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