As many as 20 cases of coin-operated water machines not meeting essential quality standards were recorded in Cyprus this past year, Philenews reported on Thursday.
In addition, one case of a machine deviating from essential chemicals – which is also serious – was detected in a machine.
Specifically, heavy metals had been detected in the water which is attributed to the intubation of the machine that was removed promptly by its owner.
Philenews requested information on coin-operated water machines after rust was detected in several cases.
It should be noted that the rusted water machine (in photograph) had a certificate of suitability attached to it.
State health officer Andreas Hadjigeorgiou said screws at the point where the coins are placed have been placed so that it is not able to operate.
He also explained that a machine which is rusty on the outside does not necessarily imply the water is not of good quality. Because the rust may be confined to the exterior of the machine.