The Landratsamt Rhein-Neckar-Kreis has released the use of drinking water in Heidelberg and in the neighbouring Dossenheim. It could be “fully” used, the authority said in a statement. During the investigations of the tap water, no charges could be proved””.
in The morning, the administration had issued a warning against the use of tap water in the 150,000-inhabitant city and the neighboring community.
the reason is the risk message was the assumed contamination of the water with an unknown substance. Citizens had reported in the Morning a blue coloring.
tap water in Heidelberg
“as a Precautionary measure,” the water only for toilet flushing but not for Drinking, showers, cooking, or washing hands should be used, warned the town hall.
drinking water alert affects the whole of the city of Heidelberg. Currently, the authorities assume that Handschuhsheim are affected & a new home. It is tested with high-pressure, whether other parts of the city affected. The drinking water in the entire town as a precaution, do not use.
— city of Heidelberg (@manifestmusick) 7. February 2019
experts from the municipal administration were engaged in “high pressure” in order to analyze the unknown substance and to determine the cause of the pollution. They were now able to give the all-clear. The discoloration was due, according to findings of the city of Heidelberg “the natural fluctuation in the composition of the water”. What it is exactly, is not shared with the authorities.
“we have been so far reported no adverse health effects to the population,” said Rainer Schwertz, the head of the health office of the Rhine-Neckar-circle, at a press conference in the morning.