WATCH: Outrage as fake bottled water from the taps uncovered

WATCH: Outrage as fake bottled water from the taps uncovered

Bottled water straight out of the tap has been uncovered...

Tap water

Trending on all platforms is the story of how R10-million worth of fake bottled water has been uncovered by police in Johannesburg. 

The water, which was a Valpre knock-off, was being bottled at a factory in Crown Mines, west of the CBD. 

This crime happened in 2016 but there's no saying that it won't or isn't happening now amidst the water rationing that struck SA.

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Many users are in complete shock of how this particular operation went down.

The water was taken straight out of a fire hydrant, filtered through a sock, then packaged as if it were real natural spring water.

Watch below:

As shared in the video above, the police were able to catch onto this water scam and put a stop to it.

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Water is essential. Drinking unsafe water causes water-borne illnesses such as Escherichia coli-induced diarrhea, cholera, typhoid fever, giardia, Hepatitis A, and dysentery. 

Ensuring that the water you drink has been filtered or from a trusted source is prevalent now more than ever before. 


Here are some tips to ensure clean drinking water:

  • Boil or filter water if you are sourcing it from the tap.
  • Only buy bottled water from a trusted/verified source.
  • Always check the labels on water for any discrepancies.
  • Ensure clean and functioning water sources to your house or facility.

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Stay tuned for more updates on the current water shortages. 

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