Prague Waterworks receive over 2,000 demands for compensation over contaminated water

The Prague Waterworks have received over 2,000 demands for compensation from people who were taken sick after drinking water contaminated by coliform bacteria in Prague 6, the company’s spokesman Tomáš Mrázek told the Czech News Agency on Wednesday. The compensation will be paid out on the basis of a doctor’s certificate. The tap water in Prague’s district of Dejvice was contaminated by the sewage water from a nearby construction site, where a sewage pipe has been damaged by construction workers. Close to 500 people were treated for diarrhoea, vomiting and fevers after drinking it. People had to do without drinkable tap water since May 22 until May 28.

Author: Ruth Fraňková