A new report from consumer watchdog DECO claims that the water at the Alte fountain is of poor quality and thus not fit for consumption.
In a statement to the press, DECO argues that the water from the fountain could be contaminated with E. Coli bacteria, Enterococcus faecalis, Clostridium perfringens and others.
“Generally, these microorganisms live in the intestines of warm-blooded animals and humans. They provoke symptoms such as fever, diarrhoea and vomiting, typical of gastroenteritis and food poisoning infections. Urinary infections and, more rarely, bacterial endocarditis can be also caused by the consumption of contaminated water,” said DECO.
DECO alerted people not to ignore the warning signs near fountains. “People should not drink water where the quality is not known. Water from the public water supply is subject to regular analysis and is fit for consumption.
“People who travel and do not have access to potable water should carry with them bottled water,” said DECO.
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