Dutch drinking water supply at risk

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According to media reports in the Netherlands, research by the Dutch KWR Institute for the drinking water sector in the Netherlands, shows that the quality of our sources for drinking water is at risk due to pollution by chemicals, and residues of medication.

Increasing pollution in the wastewater makes it difficult to extract and purify drinking water.

Sources for Dutch drinking water at risk
epa07837783 Water from a tap is poured into a glass in The Netherlands, 12 September 2019. According to media reports, research by the KWR institute for the drinking water sector shows that the quality of our sources for drinking water is at risk due to pollution by chemicals, and residues of medication. EPA-EFE/KOEN VAN WEEL

Photo: EPA-EFE/KOEN VAN WEEL

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