ISLAMABAD: Contaminated drinking water is causing fatal diseases like diarrhea, cholera, typhoid, hepatitis A & E, so citizens should use only treated water and always adopt basic principles of hygiene to remain healthy and active. This was stated by the Federal Minister for Environment Hameedullah Jan Afridi in a conference held on Thursday. The minister gave a briefing on Solar Water Disinfection (SODIS) organized by the Sustainable Development Policy Institute (SDPI).
Project head SDPI Mome Saleem presented statistical data, facts and figures on the launch of the project, meant to provide clean drinking water to the masses. He said there are several methods to make the water free from germs which can treated by adopting different methods. The Minister emphasized the need for involving civil society and stakeholders besides media to promote clean drinking water. He pointed out, that the ministry took serious initiatives to manage this critical matter by devising methods for providing safe and clean drinking water to the people.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 7th, 2011.