Thread Rating:
  • 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Isle of Muck residents ordered to stop drinking spring water
07-25-2010, 09:08 PM,
#1
Isle of Muck residents ordered to stop drinking spring water
Quote:New health and safety guidelines mean the water supply that has sustained the residents of Muck through the ages is no longer deemed safe to drink.

Officials have told the Hebridean island’s 35 inhabitants they must import mineral water from the mainland and are offering taxpayer-funded grants for a new treatment and purification system.

But angry residents complained no one has become ill after drinking water from the island’s eight natural springs, which are fed by rain clouds rolling across the Atlantic.

Lawrence MacEwen, whose family have owned the tiny isle since 1896, said: “All the houses on Muck are served by reliable springs of a quality at least as good as can be bought in bottles.

“But that is not good enough for our environmental health, who are insisting that all our water is treated before it reaches the houses.”

A Highland Council spokesman said a number of water supplies on Muck failed the most recent test sampling, with bacteria levels higher than new Scottish Executive-set limits.

Residents have now begun complying with the rules and can apply for an Executive grant of £15,200 to install ultraviolet bacterial cleaning systems, which should be operational within the next fortnight.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/scotland/7909021/Isle-of-Muck-residents-ordered-to-stop-drinking-spring-water.html
The revolution is not an apple that falls when it is ripe. You have to make it fall. - Che Guevara

Resistance Films Youtube Channel

TriWooOx Podcast
Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  DIY Atmospheric Drinking Water Generator vagabonder 2 1,714 06-09-2014, 01:37 AM
Last Post: vagabonder
  A Bloody War for Water in Mexico | VICE News mexika 1 1,067 05-28-2014, 03:48 AM
Last Post: Watchdog
  Fluoridated Water mexika 0 871 01-29-2014, 06:44 PM
Last Post: mexika
Information Privatization of Canadian Water? Alberta Plays Down Water-Sharing Talks with Nestle FastTadpole 16 6,585 11-10-2013, 01:56 PM
Last Post: pax681
  The Ancestral Values We Inherited: Protecting Indigenous Water, Land, and Culture in mexika 0 952 09-04-2013, 05:04 PM
Last Post: mexika
  Xylitol: Should We Stop Calling It Natural? thokling 0 1,345 08-21-2013, 03:53 AM
Last Post: thokling
  Study: Fish in Drug-Tainted Water Suffer Reaction Easy Skanking 0 987 02-17-2013, 05:47 AM
Last Post: Easy Skanking
  US farmers may stop planting GMs after poor global yields Easy Skanking 6 2,000 02-16-2013, 06:33 PM
Last Post: thokling
  Message from Mexico: U.S. Is Polluting Water It May Someday Need to Drink mexika 1 1,167 02-11-2013, 11:29 PM
Last Post: notrandom
  Monsanto in Mexico: Stop GMO Corn Now mexika 0 1,060 12-08-2012, 02:16 AM
Last Post: mexika

Forum Jump:


Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)