The aluminum content in tap water in Kostroma exceeded the maximum permissible concentration almost three times, told RIA Novosti on Friday, senior assistant director of the regional investigation department of the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation Olga Vakurova.
The investigation in Kostroma start inquiry into supply of drinking water of inadequate quality. Problems with water supply in Kostroma began on the night of Sunday to Monday. Residents of the central part of Kostroma, May Day and the village Hypatian settlement complained that flows from the taps cloudy liquid with a disagreeable odor and sour, astringent taste. According to city officials, the cause of deteriorating water quality in Kostroma have strong implications flood. The water has risen sharply turbidity, color, and fell alkalinity. On behalf of the investigators on the water utility went Rospotrebnadzor specialists, who took water samples.
"We received the results of water samples taken at the water utility on April 30. Results showed that water in general compliance, but it notes maximum permissible concentrations of aluminum content of almost three times. At a rate of 0.5 milligrams per cubic decimeter result was 1.3 milligrams, "- said the agency interlocutor.
She said that now the investigation determines whether this concentration of aluminum danger to life and health. If doctors will conclude that this concentration is dangerous, then the result may be decided that a criminal case under article "services that do not meet safety requirements." Maximum penalty of this article — ten years in prison.
"We are preparing the information and will take steps to Vodokanal" — told RIA Novosti Head of Sanitary Supervision Rospotrebnadzor Alla Kitaev.
Earlier, at a press conference CTO Marina Filchagina water utility reported that since the beginning of the flood, when the water quality has deteriorated in the Volga River, water utility continued to purify water, and it will reach the consumer within the existing health parameters.