THE health ministry yesterday issued a new alert to residents of Kalo Chorio in Larnaca warning that their local water supply was still unsafe for drinking and cooking.
In a statement, the ministry said fresh samples taken from the supply found the water “deviated from specific chemical parameters.”
The health services took additional samples on Monday, after local authorities at Kalo Chorio said the suspect well supplying water to the local network was cut off from the grid.
However lab analysis of the new samples revealed that the water supply was still tainted, the ministry said.
“It appears that the water supply agency [local municipal board] did not take the appropriate measures or, if they did take such measures, these have proved to be inadequate,” the statement read.
Urging people not to make use of the water from the Kalo Chorio network, the ministry said it would issue a new announcement once local authorities had fully complied with ministry guidelines and it is proved that the water is safe for consumption.
In addition, the communities Ayia Varvara, Alambra and Pero Chorio Nisou are also urged not to use their water supply until authorities give the all-clear.