Rīga water supplier recommends boiling tap water this week

Preventive disinfection or chlorination of Rīga water supply networks is planned throughout the city from Tuesday, February 6, until Friday, February 9.

Although it does not pose a threat to health, it is recommended to consume boiled water during the disinfection of water pipes and also 24 hours after it, LLC “Riga Water” said.

Water can be used safely without boiling for household needs.

During the disinfection of water pipes, tap water may get an unpleasant aroma, and it may also have a slight taste of chlorine, but the substance is not dangerous to health in the amounts used for disinfection, explained “Riga Water”, noting that the company will monitor chlorine concentration in water.

Disinfection of water supply networks for prophylactic purposes is recommended not less than once every two years. In Riga, the last comprehensive disinfection of water supply networks took place in September 2022.

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