DOWASCO says water quality meets WHO standards

pipe waterReports questioning the water quality in Dominica have been circulating on social media throughout yesterday.

DOWASCO is satisfied that the water quality provided in Dominica is up to the required standards as stipulated by the World Health Organization for drinking water.

Notwithstanding, we continue to routinely sample and test water supplied daily to vigilantly monitor water quality throughout the island. We therefore categorically say and attest that the water supplied to the public is safe and is of the highest quality standard as confirmed by the record of test results of September-November 2016 period.

We have gone further to single out the test result for the presence of the Coliform Bacteria (that’s one of the commonly used indicators of sanitary quality of foods and water; disease-causing microorganisms referred to as pathogens).

For the September-November 2016 period, the Coliform Bacteria test result is (0 CFU/100 mL or < 1 CFU/100 mL, zero or less than one colony forming unit per 100 millimeter).

That is in total compliance with World Health Organization (WHO) standards The allegation then is baseless and slanderous and against the best interest of the general public.

We wish to assure everyone that water quality and safety will continue to be paramount to DOWASCO and we shall devotedly do all in our powers to maintain a safe and secured, reliable potable water supply for all.

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10 Comments

  1. anon
    November 24, 2016

    so why when i open d tap i see black particles in there of various sizes .it looks like pieces of brown leaves although the water self looks and tastes gud

  2. hmmm
    November 23, 2016

    There is nothing wrong with our water. We may have some serious issues but water is not one.

  3. UserName
    November 22, 2016

    If I wuzz DOWASCO I would pin down the IP address of this malicious attempt to shed bad light on DOMINICA!!! and go ahead with legal charges accordingly. We have the BEST water in the world full stop…

  4. Pat
    November 22, 2016

    Dowasco remains a class org by keeping Dominica water rates affordable. Having said that, when will someone earn their HEAVY/bloated monthly salary and sell, not just water, because others have water; but ‘fear of not having Dominica water’ to neighboring islands in the least??
    With all this water flowing 24/7 to the sea daily, isn’t it the lack of salesmanship and actually EARNING one’s keep that places like St.Thomas, St.Marten etc. are distilling SEA WATER while we have what clean tasty h2o that could be flowing in their homes that we have flowing daily to the sea?

    • Annon
      November 23, 2016

      That’s also the way many of us see it.

  5. XTE
    November 22, 2016

    Yet my tap mounted Pur water filter at Salisbury cannot do 10 Gallons of the 100 gallons that it is suppose to do without becoming blocked and useless. SMH

  6. Bumbble Lee
    November 22, 2016

    “Notwithstanding, we continue to routinely sample and test water supplied daily to vigilantly monitor water quality throughout the island.” How many times per day is the water sampled and tested? There could be bright sunshine in the morning, then heavy rainfall by noon; which would drastically change the turbidity of the water. Once the turbidity of the water is changed, then there needs to be an immediate change in chlorine and other chemical feeds. It’s not enough to just sample and test the water quality, then go home. What if some mischievous individual decides to dump some plutonium in de H2o? Portable water should be sampled and tested on an hourly basis; and treated as often if needs be.

  7. Surprised
    November 22, 2016

    Really Dowasco! Guess you didn’t test the Salisbury water hence the reason we still paying dowasco yet have to go mero stand pipe for drinking water because of the water quality. Hmmmm smdh.

  8. zandoli
    November 22, 2016

    It is not so much the quality of the water, but more so the supply of water that is intermittent in some west coast villages.
    Give me water and then we can argue about the quality.

  9. Tjebe fort
    November 22, 2016

    Our water must be superior, not so, because Save-a-lot charges $3.50 for a 1.5 litre bottle of local Loubiere spring water and only $3.00 for the same size imported Blue Waters from a well in Trinidad & Tobago. Surely if our own water is more expensive than imported it must be better???(Good luck with the export of our expensive water).

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