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Kolbudy Commune. Water problems in four localities. A dangerous bacterium has been detected

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Consuming water without boiling it in the Kolbudy commune in Pomerania may pose a risk of food poisoning, and in some people even severe infections – informs the Sanepid in Pruszcz Gdański. All because in one of the water intakes bacteria from the coli group were detected.

As informed by the health department in Pruszcz Gdański, the water from the intake at Ordynacka Street in Bąków is safe to drink only after boiling. All because on August 3, coliform bacteria were detected in it.

Recommendations for residents

The intake provides water to: Kowal, Janków, Bąków, parts of Otomin and Borek. And it is there – as reported by the Sanepid inspectors – tap water should not be used without first boiling it. After boiling, it can be used for food preparation, washing fruits, vegetables and personal hygiene. Tap water, however, is suitable – according to the Sanepid – for household purposes, such as flushing toilets or cleaning the floor.


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The waterworks manager is to flush and chlorinate the water. It is possible that it will be fully available to residents at the weekend.

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