Contaminated, water is declared non-drinkable for 32 homes in the metropolis
POLLUTION – The water would contain too high levels of vinyl chloride monomer, a chemical component derived from PVC
Fr Seine-Maritime, near Rouen, tap water was scrutinized during the summer of 2021. In several cities of the metropolis, it was not recommended for consumption, report France Bleu Normandie. Only its use for the toilet, or after boiling, for cooking or a hot drink, would be safe.
In question, the rate of vinyl chloride monomer (CVM), whose concentration is higher than normal in twelve cities: Anneville-Ambourville, Berville-sur-Seine, Henouville, Houppeville, La Neuville-Chant-d’Oisel, Roncherolles -on-le-Vivier, Sainte-Marguerite-sur-Duclair, Saint-Martin-de-Boscherville, Saint-Martin-du-Vivier, Yainville and Yville-sur-Seine. They will be the subject of work on their network ofrunning water.
An aging pipeline network
The incriminated molecule is a chemical compound derived from PVC. It was released over time in pipes dating from before 1980, indicates the metropolis Rouen. “A purge is put in place to allow the flow of water in order to prevent stagnation”, she specifies, relayed by 76 news. In the long term, the pipes will have to be replaced.
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