None of Sverdlovsk Region’s Ponds/Rivers Meet Sanitary Requirements

23 July 2019 (10:20)

UrBC, Moscow, July 23, 2019. Not a single pond, lake, or river in Sverdlovsk Region meets the current sanitary standards, which makes swimming in those unsafe, TASS refers to Sverdlovsk Region division of Rospotrebnadzor’s press service as stating on Friday.

According to the press service, a pond, a lake, or a river must get certified by the sanitary and epidemiological authorities in order to get declared suitable for swimming and bathing in; also, the employee in charge of a particular water reservoir must do lab tests of the water samples on a regular basis. There are only two reservoirs in the area with certificates at the moment.

‘When the water samples from the certified ponds got tested, however, it turned out they also fail to meet the sanitary and chemical requirements. There are now ponds, lakes, or rivers in Sverdlovsk Region that meet the sanitary standards at the moment,’ the press service says.

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