Chiang Mai Mayor Assures Public Moat Water is Safe Following Parasite Scare

 | Wed 8 Apr 2015 09:09 ICT

CityNews – Today, April 8, Chiang Mai Mayor Tassanai Buranupakorn examined water in the moat, at Sriphum corner on Manee Nopparat road, which will┬ábe used for water-splashing activities during Songkran between 13-15 April.

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According to Mayor Tassanai, Chiang Mai Municipality, together with Chiang Mai University and Maejo University, have examined the quality of water in the moat to check whether it is safe for water-splashing activities. The mayor wants to assure the public that the water is safe, and the reported parasites in the water are not uncommon, and will cause no danger to revellers.

He is, however, concerned about bacteria, which might cause diarrhoea if ingested. Chorine has been added to the water on many occasions, said the mayor.