The flow of mud and other residue from the taps, especially in South Goa, can have an adverse effect on the health of the consumers. The Selaulim reservoir is the biggest water source in Goa and it has been reported that fourteen mines operating around the Selaulim reservoir discharge their waste into it.
This is a serious matter which calls for immediate action by the government, as the health of the citizens should be high on the government’s priority list. Just recently, the matter about illegal mining was debated in the Goa Assembly. Obviously much more needs to be done to prevent the pollution of our water sources.
Adelmo Fernandes, Vasco in Herald, September 21, 2009, Panaji