(PanamaAmerica) Turbidity levels are five nephelometric units, which is recommended by the World Health Organization. After 48 days of water Chilibre Potablizadora is fit for human consumption and confirmed at a press conference the Minister for Canal Affairs Romulo Roux.
“We wanted to be sure that there was a steady and consistent supply less than five nephelometric units and that samples of the Ministry of Health and the Institute of Aqueducts and Sewers (IDAAN) also support it,” said Roux.
Roux, who chairs the Interagency Commission, said the water is free of bacteria and chlorine levels acceptable as turbidity. He clarified that the water crisis is not over, but the vital fluid and is suitable for human consumption where it comes. “Now our goal is to increase production levels of the plant and so deliver water where it comes,” he said.
He said that on instructions from the president, Ricardo Martinelli, the bill will not be charged for the month of December and January for those affected. He said that it will strengthen the delivery of drinking water delivery trucks in the high and remote areas of the city, which still does not reach the water supply drinking water plant Chilibre. For his part, Health Minister Franklin Vergara, said the analysis was made to the water produced at the Water Treatment Chilibre never showed pathogenic bacteria.
Vergara added that if health conditions continue to be suspended but not the carnival, however noted that there is a nationwide ban on using water for such activities.