Authorities have said that drinking water drawn from the Kouris dam, which supplies the Nicosia district has been supplemented with desalinated water after residents complained their tap water looked murky and smelled badly.
General Manager of the Nicosia Water Board Nikos Zambakides said water development board checks gave the water the all clear. He said a technical issue arose over the weekend and the Kouris dam – the largest reservoir on Cyprus – has since been supplemented with desalinated water as well as water from the smaller Lefkara dam in the Larnaca district.
By Tuesday or Wednesday the latest, the pipes should be supplying just the cleared-up water, he said. The Water Development Board said that an aeration system, designed to circulate the water in the dam to keep it fresh, had failed but has since been repaired.