Authorities test Cathay water

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By TESTCustomwebLP TESTCustomwebLP June 29, 2015 14:19

Authorities test Cathay water

An investigation has been launched after drinking water on board 14 Cathay Pacific aircraft failed to meet minimum hygiene standards.

According to the airline, nine of the 14 affected aircraft have had their water tanks cleaned and disinfected, and the results of follow-up tests are pending. Tanks on the five other affected jets will be cleaned imminently. Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Co, which transports water from supply stations to the aircraft, has cleaned all of its 11 vehicles.

In the meantime Cathay Pacific is urging passengers not to brush their teeth in the plane lavatories and is handing out bottled water to everyone on board.

“We have reviewed the overall water collection and filling procedures for aircraft and investigations so far have not identified the source of contamination,” said a spokesman for Hong Kong’s Department of Health.

Cathay Pacific has water samples collected from each of its aircraft every six months, while all water tanks are cleaned and disinfected every three months.

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By TESTCustomwebLP TESTCustomwebLP June 29, 2015 14:19