People in Gilgit city drinking contaminated water
Thousands of people drink have no option but to drink contaminated water lifted from the Gilgit river. Filtration/purification plants constructed by the government some years ago are in dilapidated condition and the water supplied through them to the public is hazardous for health because the machinery has not been cleaned or properly maintained for many years. The Environmental Protection Agency in a report last year had recommended closure of some of the filtration plants, declaring them health hazards.
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