Vicious cycle: Sewage released into rivers affects the very water we drink

As several parts of Goa suffered a shortage of drinking water this summer, a major threat to raw water and groundwater sources e-coli contamination has largely gone unaddressed by the authorities. This is despite consecutive studies since 2014 by the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) and the central authority confirming sewage contamination of stretches in all major rivers of Goa, including the Mandovi and the Zuari.