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Drinking Water Monitored in Iceland’s Westman Islands

Drinking water is being monitored in the Westman Islands. The source of the water is beneath Eyjafjallajökull glacier where the current eruption is taking place. No changes have become noticeable, either in the acidity level or conductivity of the water.

The Westman Islands. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

Drinking water in the Westman Islands comes from a waterhole by Stóra Mörkur. Ívar Atlason from Sudurnes District Heating in the Westman Islands says that the water is all right and there is full flow from the stream, ruv.is reports.

Recently, the water quality has been monitored several times a day, both in the stream and in the Westman Islands.

In light of the flood in Markarfljót, monitoring is now carried out more frequently. Around 11 am an SDH employee was allowed into the area to check the water.

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