Documents Awareness - Knowledge
logo
ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS

Water quality inspections to be held nationwide

09 January 2019 | 08:39:00 AM

Inspection units will be established in all cities and provinces nationwide to conduct regular inspections on the quality of water supplied to households from June next year, the Ministry of Health has said.


A resident in Long Đức District of Trà Vinh Province has to take water from lakes for daily use due to lạck of clean water

 

 

Via a circular, the ministry has mandated that the quality of water supplied to households in each locality be inspected at least once a year.


The inspections can be conducted without notice to supply units if there are doubts of the quality of the water reported by authorised agencies, or after an environmental incident that might impact on water quality.

People’s Committees of cities and provinces were assigned to issue their own technical regulations on water quality for domestic use.

The committees were asked to guide the inspection on the water quality and allocate State funds to upgrade laboratory equipment at the local centres for disease control to conduct the tests.

The centres for disease control would take responsibility for inspections at units that supply water to more than 500 households or have capacity of 1,000 cubic metres per day. For units with smaller capacity, the centres were asked to direct local health centres to do the work.

Specialised agencies under the ministry would collect the results of the inspections and report them to the ministry’s Department of Health Environment Management Agency.

Nguyễn Thị Liên Hương, head of the ministry’s Department of Health Environment Management Agency, said the move would improve the management of local authorities and the role of water supply units in ensuring clean water for citizens.

In the last 10 years, three to four large-scale water pollution incidents and hundreds of small-scale cases have been reported throughout the country each year. The quality of surface water in Vietnam has also been decreasing.

Figures from the Ministry of Health showed that each year, about 9,000 people die due to poor water and hygiene conditions on average. Polluted water was also the reason for more than 100,000 cases of cancer each year.

The Government’s National Programme on New Rural Development targets that more than 95 per cent of households nationwide could access clean water by 2020

(VNS)

Views: 621

Other news

Solid waste treatment facilities to be examined

(10/04/2019 08:16:AM )

PM backs eco-friendly alternatives to plastic bags

(09/04/2019 07:49:AM )

Young people clean up Son Tra Peninsula

(03/04/2019 09:10:PM )

Hanoi has localised pollution, says official

(03/04/2019 09:07:PM )

Hanoi air quality worsens

(31/03/2019 05:39:PM )

Events look to enhance public awareness of water resources

(25/03/2019 05:35:PM )

Hai Duong people oppose waste-to-electricity plant

(25/03/2019 05:28:PM )

Vietnam responds to World Meteorological Day 2019

(25/03/2019 05:22:PM )

Quang Binh villagers resorted to contaminated water due to water shortage

(28/02/2019 08:54:AM )

VIDEO

Environmental Sustainability - we have choices

See more

ENVIRONMENT BRAND

UPCOMING EVENTS
MONRE supports and appreciates the cooperation...

VACNE, 4/12/2017) - The Ministry of Natural Resources...

See more
US Assistant Secretary of State and 10 Ambassadors...

Quang Binh provincial People's Committee on March 8th announced...

See more
Save the Dong Nai River: experts

HA NOI (VNS) — Scientist and experts have renewed their calls to the National Assembly and the Government...

See more
Some pictures of Starting Ceremony of Cycling...

(VACNE) - Afternoon of 22/07/2014, under...

See more
PHOTO GALLERY