The High Court (HC) has asked the government to test the Wasa supply water of 34 spots in the laboratories of BUET and Dhaka University.
The HC bench of Justice JBM Hassan and Justice Khairul Alam issued the order while hearing a writ petition filed by Supreme Court lawyer advocate Tanvir Ahmed.Prof Sabita Rizwana Rahman, head of the Microbiology department of DU appeared before the HC bench as per it May 16 order.
The court has also directed the Wasa to pay Tk 5,000 to the committee formed by LGRD ministry for the test.
The committee was asked to submit its report before the court by July 2.
As per the order, the committee will have to collect and test samples of surface water from Buriganga and Shitalakkhya rivers and water from groundwater sources of the rivers.
Besides, the committee will have to collect and examine samples from 10 vulnerable areas, 10 other random areas, and 10 other areas.