Rand Water assures consumers of Listeriosis-free drinking water

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Following the important announcements made by the Minister of Health, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi about the listeriosis outbreak in South Africa, Rand Water conducted extensive laboratory tests on drinking water samples from its bulk water supply system.

Rand Water, which supplies water to Mogale City, confirmed this in their recent statement to the News.

“The results of the water samples tested indicated no presence of the bacterium, Listeria monocytogenes. The bacterium is widely distributed in nature and can be found in soil, water and vegetation.

“Animal products and fresh produce such as fruit and vegetables can become contaminated from these sources. Although the testing for this bacterium is not a requirement in the current drinking water standard, Rand Water embarked on the testing programme to assure its customers of the safety of its bulk drinking water supply,” reads the statement, which was issued by Justice Mohale, Rand Water’s Media Relations Manager.

It further states that Rand Water continuously tests the quality of its bulk drinking water for compliance prior to supplying to municipalities.

Rand Water Analytical Services is fully accredited by the South African National Accreditation System and demonstrates the organisation’s acceptance of international quality standards.

“The laboratory participates in national and international proficiency testing schemes to continuously monitor the quality of its data.”

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