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19 July 2017

Liberia shuts down bottled water companies

The authorities in Liberia have closed down more than 50 companies selling drinking water in bottles and plastic sachets.

The public health authority said the water was not fit for human consumption.

It said some of the companies claimed to be producing mineral water when it was nothing of the sort.

Liberia’s main water treatment plant was badly damaged during the country’s civil wars.

It serves about a fifth of the population of the capital, Monrovia, leaving many residents dependent on bottled water.

 

BBC

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