In the UK, we’re used to turning on the taps and having water perfectly fit for human consumption come flooding out of the faucet… but it’s fair to say that not everyone is as lucky as us around the world.

We’ve just come across this article in the Daily Mail about the sudden appearance of bright blue dogs, whose fur has been given a makeover because of all the pollution in the Kasadi River, which has been deemed unfit for human consumption for quite some time.

Industrial waste is apparently pumped into the river in Navi Mumbai, where the animals go to swim and hunt for food. A water quality test has reportedly been carried out in the region after officials were notified of the blue dog situation – but recent studies have shown that the overall pollution levels are 13 times the safe limit.

Arati Chauhan, animal protection officer, was quoted by the news source as saying: “It was shocking to see how the dog’s white fur had turned completely blue. We have spotted almost five such dogs here and have asked the pollution control board to act against such industries.”

While it’s unlikely that we’ll see blue dogs popping up here in the UK, you should always have water purity testing conducted if you’re putting on an event and want to know if the mains water supply is wholesome and fit for human consumption or sanitisation. If you’d like to find out more about this, get in touch with us here at TESS today.