IDAAN Says Don't Drink The Water in Panama City

Friday, October 30 2009 @ 03:11 PM EDT

Contributed by: Don Winner

La Prensa - The Institute of National Aqueducts and Sewers (Idaan) advised the public to avoid drinking tap water. This, after complaints from residents of the district of San Miguelito and the capital city upon seeing sedimentation in the water. The agency also asked people to leave taps open to flush the system, detailed a statement. Work Being Done - Idaan announced that the irregular situation with the water supply was due to the tests being conducted on a new supply line, and the installation of a new flow control valve. Given this situation, IDAAN and the company COPISA opened turbines, hydrants and valves to clean out the pipes quickly. The institution reported that they expect the water color to return to normal this afternoon. Meanwhile IDAAN is expected to give a press conference at 3:30 pm to further explain the murky water in San Miguelito and the capital city.

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