Tap water in haredi city of Modi'in Illit gets green light

Health Ministry tells residents: Testing shows tap water safe to drink again.

Chana Roberts, | updated: 14:13

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Israel's Health Ministry on Tuesday afternoon announced that the tap water in the central haredi city Modi'in Illit no longer needs to be boiled.

On Monday afternoon, the Ministry announced that the city's tap water could not be consumed or used as is.

The warning came after the Ministry inspected the city's water quality and found it to be less than satisfactory.

"Due to unusual results and bacterial pollution in the city of Modi'in Illit's tap water, the Health Ministry announces that tap water used for drinking, food preparation, medicine preparation, and teeth-brushing must be boiled before it is used," the Ministry's site read early Tuesday morning.

"This is in effect until further notice is given."




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