ATYRAU. KAZINFORM – Phenol was found at city water treatment facilities in samples of water taken from the Ural River in Atyrau, Kazinform correspondent reports.
“For the first time, phenol was detected in water samples taken for analysis on September 12. Samples were taken in the Urals at a depth of 6 meters. The phenol content was 0.0003 micrograms per liter. In recent days, the phenol content has risen to 0.0004 micrograms per litre. In pure water, phenol should not be present at all. In connection with the detection of phenol and the beginning of the flowering of water, the purification of drinking water supplied to the city networks has been intensified. It is triple – aluminum sulphate, polymer priestol and chlorine are used for water treatment,” Zhamilya Isagaliyeva, chief technologist of the water treatment plant in Atyrau, told a Kazinform correspondent.
The company reported the discovery of phenol to the relevant authorities to determine the source of its appearance in the water.
As previously reported, a fake about the purification of drinking water with dust refuted in Atyrau.