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Facilities Soon To Monitor Quality Of Waterbodies
Source :   The Hindu City :  Chennai Published Date :   07-08-2010  

The Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board plans to establish facilities to monitor the quality of water at waterbodies around Chennai. The testing stations, proposed in Poondi, Red Hills, Porur and Pulicat, will study the physiochemical and bacteriological parameters of the water.

The Veeranam Lake in Cuddalore district from where water is supplied to Chennai would also get a similar facility. The project would be taken up with funding from the Central Pollution Control Board CPCB......

Tata-Pepsi JV To First Focus On Affordable Packaged Water
Source :   Business Standard City :  Mumbai Published Date :   07-08-2010  

The proposed joint venture between Tata Global Beverages TGB and PepsiCo, announced this April to develop beverages in the health and wellness space, is likely to begin with developing affordable water.

Discussions are on, say sources, on the possibility of pricing a one-litre bottle of water below Rs 10, perhaps even around Rs 5. The joint venture may also offer fortified water and low-priced beverages in the earth and wellness space to attract health-conscious customers......

BMC Increases Water Supply By 100 Million Litres
Source :   DNA India City :  Mumbai Published Date :   02-08-2010  

With lakes starting to overflowing, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation BMC has started providing additional 100 million litres of water per day, the officials said.

It is good news that two lakes have started overflowing, early this week. But as they are small lakes, the BMC still cannot withdraw the water cuts. The BMC is now providing 3,000 million litres of water against the 2,900 million litres earlier, additional municipal commissioner Aseem Gupta said......

Storage Water Purifiers Fail NGO Standards Test
Source :   Times of India City :  Delhi Published Date :   02-08-2010  

While people might be depending blindly on water purifiers for safe drinking water, they cannot be too sure that they are getting what the company promised. In a study on storage-based water purifiers carried out by NGO Healthy You Foundation, none of the seven major brands that were under the lens was found to be making a complete disclosure of the chemicals that was being used in its system.

 In the absence of any standards that are to be met by such purifying machines, the quality of water being treated was also questioned. The report was submitted to the health ministry on Wednesday evening.  Bejon Misra, founder of the organization and author of the study said that chemical-based purifiers had a huge market in the Indian sub-continent primarily because they were more affordable and very often did not use any electricity or running water......

Water Purifiers Lack Purity: Study
Source :   The Hindu City :  Delhi Published Date :   02-08-2010  

A study of leading storage water purifier brands available in the Capital has revealed that none of them adheres to international standards of providing clean drinking water.

Releasing the study, “Safety issues concerning storage water purifiers”, conducted by a non-government organisation, Healthy You Foundation, its founder trustee Bejon Misra said on Wednesday: “Though several tall claims are made by manufacturers on the purity and safety of water, we found that none of the leading brands of storage water purifiers has adopted international standards and they thus provide sub-standard drinking water to its consumers......

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