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New samples to be taken from contaminated supply

Health authorities plan to take new samples of water from Ayia Varvara, Kalo Chorio and Pera Chorio Nisou on Wednesday to see if the weeks-old problem with contaminated supply has been finally rectified.

Last Friday, a day after announcing that the water in Kalo Chorio was fit to drink, the health ministry changed its mind and said supply to the village, and to Ayia Varvara, and Pera Chorio Nisou were again unfit for consumption.

Ayia Varvara and Pera Chorio Nisou were cleared two weeks ago, and Kalo Chorio last Thursday. However the ministry on Friday issued a new announcement saying fresh samples had been taken from all three villages and all came back deviating from acceptable chemical parameters.

Residents of the three outlying Nicosia villages were again advised not to use the water for drinking of cooking.

According to the Cyprus News Agency on Tuesday, fresh samples would be taken on Wednesday and sent to the state lab for testing, which should take around 24 hours.

The Water Development Department said that as soon as they were informed last week that the three communities were again without drinking water, they were immediately re-connected to the Tersefanou pipeline.

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