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Rain Water Pumped from UN Building to be Treated Before Public Use

Male’, 7 December 2014 – The tests done on rain water stored underground the UN Building on Buruzu Magu showed that water needs to be treated before drinking.  According to Maldives National Defense Force (MNDF) and Maldives Water and Sewerage Company (MWSC), the water will be treated accordingly before making it available for public use.

MNDF installed their pump in the building around 5 pm on Saturday (6 December 2014) and pumped until 1 am (7 December 2014). It is estimated that about 10 tonnes of water was pumped and transported by MNDF yesterday.

MNDF will take the pumped water to Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital (IGMH) where treatment facility is available. After the treatment, water will be made available for various uses in the hospital.

The water pumping will continue today and tomorrow until 180 tonnes of water are pumped out.

–    ENDS   –

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