Wednesday, August 16, 2017

More than half of Yekaterinburg residents choose tap water

In an online poll taken during TV 41-Home's "Open Studio" on Monday, it was revealed that 56 percent of Yekaterinburg residents use tap water for drinking and cooking.

The broadcast featured Yekaterinburg Deputy Head of Administration Alex Kozhemyako who disclosed that he also uses tap water for drinking and cooking, Mir66 reports.

"I drink tap water and only expose [it] to further filtration and bottled", Kozhemyako said during the broadcast, according to Mir66.

The network's poll also revealed that 20 percent of respondents use spring water, while 24 percent purchase water or have it delivered.

"Most people rightly trust tap water. Because that water enters the water supply network, subject to strict control", Kozhemyako said during the interview, Mir66 reports.

Yekaterinburg's water treatment facilities were initially built during the 1970s and 1980s. In the last five years, the city has begun to invest in more modern purification techniques.