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Third day of tap water drinking ban in US city

Published on Aug 4, 2014 6:11 PM
 
Volunteers unload drinking water from a truck outside Waite High School in Toledo, Ohio, on Aug 3, 2014. Hundreds of thousands of residents entered a third day on Monday, Aug 4, unable to drink their tap water after officials warned that the supply was polluted. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Hundreds of thousands of Toledo, Ohio, residents entered a third day on Monday unable to drink their tap water after officials warned that the supply was polluted.

In a rare 3am (1pm Singapore time) Monday press conference, Mayor Michael Collins said the ban, in place since Saturday, remains in effect, even though tests show the quality of the water is improving.

"It's my decision to keep the status quo in effect for at least the next five or six hours," he told local media.

"I'm not going to make a decision to expose the city until I feel that I can put my head on a pillow and be comfortable with my decision," Mr Collins said, according to ABC affiliate WTGV.

 
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