tap water

Tap water
Nov 26 '19 09:48

A large portion of Lelystad residents and businesses were either without water or had brown water flowing at low pressure from their taps on Tuesday morning, water utility Vitens confirmed. Parts of the city’s north side along the Zuigerplasdreef were also flooded amid the related water main break.

The incident was first reported at about 5:45 a.m. and repair work had begun by 7:15 a.m., the firm said. It was not immediately clear how many households were affected.​  Lelystad counts over 77 thousand residents.

Vitens expects the problem to be solved by 10:45 a.m.

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Jul 19 '19 15:10

People returning from holiday run an increased risk of being infected with the legionella bacteria, because they underestimate the dangers of taps that have not been used for more than a week, according to Techniek Nederland, the entrepreneurs' association for the installation sector. The association advises returning holidaymakers to flush their pipes well before they use them, NOS reports.

water
Apr 23 '18 11:50

Dutch consumers pay more for their tap water because farmers continue to use toxic pesticides like Roundup in their pastures, according to water company Vitens. Cleaning up the groundwater costs Vitens around 15 million euros extra every year, the company said to De Gelderlander. 

water
Aug 15 '17 13:40

Traces of the potentially carcinogenic substance GenX were found in the tap water of The Hague, Zoetermeer and Leiden, water company Dunea announced on Tuesday. The company stresses that the concentrations are very low and that the drinking water is still safe, AD reports.

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Jan 11 '16 15:55

A total of 100 thousand Dutch people signed a petition asking restaurants in the Netherlands to put tap water on the menu. Star chef Richard van Oostenbrugge of two star restaurant Bord'Eau Restaurant Gastronomique in Amsterdam will be handing the petition over to Martijn Naberman, who represents the fuure of the hospitality industry as director of Tio Hotel School in Amsterdam, on Monday, tap water company Dunea announced.

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Jan 11 '16 14:20

A poisonous pesticide was discovered in the Maas river, the source of tap water to 1.3 million people in the west of Zuid-Holland, drinking water company Dunea announced on Monday. Dunea immediately stopped taking water from the Maas and switched the water intake to the Lek river until the problem is resolved.

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