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Contaminated drinking water in Copenhagen could be caused by heavy Rains

Saturday, 20 August 2011
The drinking water in Denmark's capital, Copenhagen feared to be contaminated, according to Danish media. E.coli bacteria have been suspected in the water and a general cry is out that the water here could be polluted.

In large parts of Copenhagen and Frederiksberg, residents are urged to boil their drinking water and many shops have sold out their stocks of bottled water. Most major retail chains say that there should be bottled water on the shelves again today.


E.coli bacterial was found in a sample taken in the district of Nørrebro. During the morning, awaits answers to test samples taken in different parts of Copenhagen and Frederiksberg after the tests are finished.
It is still unclear why the water was polluted, but according to the City of Copenhagen, it's likely that rain water might have caused raw sewers to overflow into treatment facilities.
In this way, the rain water mixes with drinking water.

Copenhagen has suffered in the past months of heavy rains that led to wide spread flooding s in the city. It even led to the flushing out of rats from their deep hideouts in the city’s underground filthy drains.
By Scancomark.se Team

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