SAR-I-PUL CITY (Pajhwok): Environmental Protection Department officials say the Sar-i-Pul River water is polluted and toxic due to public negligence.
Abdul Hafeez Mohammadi, spokesperson for the Environmental Protection Department, said: “Sar-i-Pul has a big river, whose water flows into canals at seven points. The water is polluted and poisoned due to the negligence of people living on both sides of the river.”
People threw their garbage into the river and allowed sewage from their homes to flow into the river, he alleged. As a result, the river water has been contaminated.
“Factories clean their machines in the river. Dirty household items are washed in Sar-i-Pul River — activities that have polluted the Sar-i-Pul River.”
He said the government was taking steps to ensure the protection of river water from pollution.