18 May '11, 2am

Water supply restored but some residents still squeamish after discovery of body in water tank

SINGAPORE - The water supply to their homes might have been restored yesterday - following the gruesome discovery of a body in a water tank on the rooftop - but several residents at Blk 686B, Woodlands Drive 73, still felt uncomfortable drinking the water: They stocked up bottles of water to drink and are not having their meals at home. One of them, who wanted to be known as Mr Kong, said he only used the tap water to bathe and to wash clothes. "But when I think about the body, I still feel a bit squeamish," the 47-year-old added. Eight out of 10 residents whom MediaCorp spoke to yesterday at around 6pm - at least 18 hours after the water supply had been restored - said they had taken to drinking bottled water and would decide over the few days whether to consume the water from their taps. According to doctors, potential health risks depend on how long the body had been su...

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