Zweli Dlamini, the spokesperson for the Ekurhuleni metro, has dismissed social media claims that tap water is contaminated with cholera-causing bacteria. Dlamini explained that the rumours arose after three cholera cases were reported in the metro as reported by Boksburg Advertiser.
Environmental health practitioners conducted emergency tests on the city’s tap water and found it safe to drink.
The metro regularly samples and analyzes tap water to ensure compliance with national standards.
If any member of the public suspects compromised water quality, complaints should be directed to the nearest customer care centre.
The community is urged to take precautions to prevent cholera and seek medical attention if they experience profuse watery diarrhoea, vomiting, thirst, leg cramps, restlessness, or irritability.
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