Municipality in upper Bavaria: people need to drinking water boiling due to contamination

Stadtwerke Bad Aibling have pointed out to citizens that their drinking water temporarily to boil. The municipal utilities have found that drinking water Exceeding E. coli threshold. The water system was chlorinated.

The people in Bad Aibling need to boil their drinking water because of contamination temporarily. During a routine control of water quality had been found at a location in the network, a slight Exceedance of a limit value, with shared the Stadtwerke Bad Aibling on Wednesday.

Municipal utility: water boil

All other samples were fine. "The water not only to drink, to eat preparation used boiled, to Clean food, to washing devices for the storage or treatment of food werden", with shared the Stadtwerke.

The Abkochverfügung relates to the communication of public utilities:

  • the area of the city of Bad Aibling, including all districts
  • the water procurement Association Jarezöd

Drinking water is contaminated, probably due to the heavy rains

The authorities suspect a connection between the pollution and the heavy rains of the past week, than there were in the Region of days of continuous rain. In the case of high water or strong rain events, the risk that water from the surface penetrates into the water-bearing layers and this pollutant was basically.

Drinking water contamination is combated with chlorine

The municipal utilities stated further: "The contamination has been confirmed now by other measurement results. Therefore, it is disinfected, in coordination with the Department of health Rosenheim as of today, the drinking water pipeline network through the addition of chlorine. The presumption is that the reason for the contamination is related to the heavy rain event of last week was the right one. The filter effect of the soil is reduced in such weather, so that fecal germs can enter the drinking water network."

What should citizens know, in Bad Aibling:

  • Pregnant women and infants can require to mineral water, a health impairment are to be excluded.
  • Coffee and tea can be cooked with chlorinated water
  • Animals can drink the chlorinated water harmless.

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