BSTI conduct drives against so-called filtered water.
The Bangladesh Standards and Testing Institution Monday conducted a drive in the city's different areas against sale of "so-called filtered water" in plastic jars without the institute's approval. A mobile court, led by BSTI director Anwar Hossain Mollah, found six business entities guilty of supplying water jars without license from the BSTI, reports BSS.
The mobile court conducted the drives in city's Saidabad, Uttar Jatrabari, Demra, Mir Hajirbagh and Shayampur areas and found six factories producing filtered water without BSTI's approval.
The team instantly sealed off the factories and destroyed water jars.
The team also raided different hotels and shops in the areas and destroyed 1,200 water jars. A recent study shows about 97 percent of the so-called filtered water jars supplied to households, shops and offices in and around the capital contain pathogens from human and animal faeces. Besides, another BSTI team filed separate cases against two fueling stations in the city for allegedly violating rules and regulations and tempering fuel measurements.