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Guimaras drinking water monitored

August 19, 2008

BY NESTOR P. BURGOS JR.
Visayan Daily Star 08/19/08

GUIMARAS ISLAND – Health officials here are monitoring the quality of drinking water from wells and other sources after samplings showed above normal levels of lead in five villages on the island.

Provincial health officer Dr. Felicito Lozarita said results of water samplings conducted in April 16 this year showed that lead content in water sources in five barangays in Nueva Valencia and Sibunag towns were above the standard of .01 mg per liter.

Lozarita said in an interview that four villages in Nueva Valencia and one in Sibunag registered higher than normal levels.

These are barangays Algeria in Sibunag (.05 mg/l) and San Antonio (.82 mg/l), Igdarapdap (.011 mg/l), Cabalagnan (.013 mg/l) and Panubulon (.022 mg/l) in Nueva Valencia. (Click here for the rest.)

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