Saturday Jul 15 2017

90pc of drinking water supplied to Karachi unfit for human consumption

KARACHI: A report has revealed that 90 per cent of drinking water samples collected from Karachi are unfit for human consumption and a significant portion is tainted with human waste. 

Human waste was found in 33pc of water samples collected from Karachi, added the report. 

Similarly, water samples collected from other cities and towns of Sindh were also found to be mostly unfit for human consumption. 

Human waste was found in 75pc of samples from Thatta, 60pc samples from Larkana, 42pc of samples from Hyderabad and 36pc samples obtained from Jamshoro.

Other towns in Sindh were effected in a similar manner, further said the report. Water samples collected from hospitals across the province were also hazardous for human consumption.  

The report said water samples from 71 hospitals in 14 districts of Sindh were tested, with 88pc of water samples found to be dangerous for consumption. 

The least contaminated water in the province was found in Tharparkar.