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Drinking Water Contaminated

Inhabitants of Flóahreppur in South Iceland are now being offered bottled water, free of charge, in the district’s office, mbl.is reports.

According to tests made by the South Iceland Department of Health, the quality of the drinking water from the pipes is not potable.

Locals have therefore been encouraged to boil their consumption water as a safety precaution while renovation is undertaken and the quality of the drinking water restored.

On Flóahreppur district’s website it has been announced that they have connected the Flóahreppur water supply with that of Árborg, both at Selfoss and Stokkseyri.

The problem came about as the water source dried up in a short period of time due to drought and leakage. The construction of new water works for the area has been on hold due lack of funds for the project.

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