BALEWA, July 6: Coliform bacteria has been found at most drinking water sources in the district. In the course of conducting tests on samples taken from 84 drinking water sources by the Health Office, Baglung, in the current fiscal year, coliform was found in most of the sources.
According to the Office, coliform was found in the drinking water sources distributed by Baglung Town Drinking Water and Sanitation Users Organization as well as in most of the other drinking water sources in the district.
However, the water distributed in taps in the town has no coliform as chlorine powder is used in the water tank for the treatment of water, said a lab technician at the Health Office, Dilli Acharya.
In course of testing water sources in Baglung Municipality, coliform was found at 10 water sources while the diarrhea-causing bacteria was detected in seven out of 10 water sources in Jaimini Municipality, three out of 12 water sources in Galkot Municipality, two out of seven water sources in Dhorpatan Municipality, seven out of 16 water sources in Tamankhola Rural Municipality and three out of nine water sources in Badigad Rural Municipality.
Acharya added that coliform was found at four water sources of Nishikhola Rural Municipality, four out of 11 water sources in Tamankhola Rural Municipality and four out of 12 water sources in Bareng Rural Municipality.
The Health Office has carried out tests of water sources on a representative basis at the request of the local governments.