RAK denies responsibility over public portable water dispensers

RAK residents called for the need to assign a regulator to control public water dispensers.

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Ras Al Khaimah Municipality has denied responsibility for the control of potable water dispensers in streets and residential areas.

The municipality attributed this to the lack of legislation on the matter, adding that the owners of these dispensers are unknown, reported Al Ittihad, the Arabic language sister paper of The National.

RAK residents called for the need to assign a regulator to control these dispensers and ensure their viability and absence of factors that may affect the purity and quality of water.

Other sources at RAK Municipality said that in 2014, the Department of Public Health formed inspection teams to strictly control water dispensers scattered in various locations, in view of gathering information about locations, owners and the companies filling them, whereas detailed reports were raised about each dispenser.

Water samples were then taken from all dispensers and were analysed to ensure that the water was fit for human consumption.

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