Water at Jordan baptism site safe for use

By EHUD ZION WALDOKS
July 27, 2010 14:57

According to water quality tests, the Kaser al-Yehud baptism site along the lower Jordan River is safe, authorities said on Tuesday.

A test was ordered last week and the results, which were ready this week, showed that the feces bacteria was 87 bacteria per 100 milliliter – well within Health Ministry levels of 1,000 per 100 milliliter.

The Civil Administration spokesman stressed that a previous test conducted in April revealed similar results.

The baptism site is currently in the final stages of a renovation to make it more accessible to tourists.


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