• The need of the hour is to do a thorough testing of the drinking fountains to identify potential contamination risks. This will help in laying out a roadmap for corrective actions. To ensure safe drinking water, there should be certain maintenance guidelines for the fountains which should be adopted by one and all (cities, schools, sports facilities, building owners etc.) These guidelines could include periodic cleaning of fountains, new-installations in areas of high-traffic, replacement of old models and elimination of parts having lead & copper content among others.

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