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ANSP: Moldova groundwater quality does not meet health standards

Water in more than 70 percent of the country’s wells is not safe for consumption and does not meet sanitary standards, warn specialists of the National Agency for Public Health (ANSP). The results of monitoring the quality of drinking water from wells over the past few years show quite high levels of non-compliance in both chemical and microbiological parameters. This situation is characteristic of groundwater and is caused primarily by the lack of centralized sewage systems, the insalubrity of the localities, and the location of latrines, toilets and rubbish dumps in the immediate vicinity of wells.

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