High level of fecal coliform detected in Cebu City’s 7 rivers

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THE Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) in Central Visayas has found high levels of fecal coliform bacteria in Cebu City's major rivers.

The presence of the bacteria in the rivers of Guadalupe, Kinalumsan, Mahiga, Lahug, Estero de Parian, Bulacao, and Butuanon can be traced to human and animal waste, said EMB.

Kay Espinosa of EMB-Central Visayas this renders these rivers risky for human health, as large quantities of fecal coliform can cause diseases or ailments, such as an upset stomach or diarrhea.

The status of the seven rivers in the city was discussed during the first-ever river summit held at Quest Hotel on Archbishop Reyes Ave. Thursday, June 2, 2022. (IRT)

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