"The worm from the tap is crawling. I'm anxious and washing my children with bottled water."

In the western area of ​​Seo-gu, Incheon, where a red tap water incident occurred last year, this time, larvae were found in the tap water, and residents are worried.

Today, on the 14th, videos and photos, etc., have been posted on internet cafes, along with a post stating that a caterpillar was found in a filter installed in a tap in Seo-gu, Incheon.

A video posted by a writer posted on the Internet late last night showing a villager in Majeon-dong, Seo, showed a larva filtered by a filter installed on a faucet crawling.

In another video posted by a similar author at the same time as a resident of Geomam-dong in Seo-gu, a caterpillar crawls inside the shower filter.

In addition to this, residents of Wondang-dong, Gyeongseo-dong, and Geomdan-dong in Seo-gu posted photos and videos that proved that the larvae appeared in the filter.

An official from the western region of Mamcafe said, “Last 11 days, larva-related articles have started to appear and complaints have been filed in earnest since yesterday. “Most members who live in villas that directly supply tap water without going through a water tank are writing. I am posting.”

Residents are anxious by posting articles such as "I was anxious to stop using tap water and using bottled water," or "I stopped using the water purifier."

Jung Mo (37, female), a resident of the villa in Geom-am-dong, Seo, complained, "The caterpillar came out, so I didn't know if I checked the filter. The yellow colored insect was still alive. I did.

A total of 12 reports were received in the western waterworks office of Incheon City Waterworks Headquarters from Dangha-dong and Wondang-dong in Seogu last night from the 9th to last night.

However, the cause of the larvae from tap water has not been identified.

The Waterworks Headquarters estimated that the larvae that occurred this time are the only ones that occur where there is standing water, such as water tanks or sinks, when summer temperatures rise.

Incheon Waterworks Project Headquarters is working with the Korea Water Resources Corporation and the Han River Basin Environment Authority to analyze the cause of larvae in tap water.

Incheon Metropolitan City is also conducting intensive monitoring 24 hours every 2-3 hours at the meter of the larvae generation.

In order to find out the cause of the larvae, Incheon City changed the process of water treatment process from advanced water treatment to standard water treatment at 11 pm yesterday.

The city urges the government to refrain from drinking tap water directly against 2,262,262 households such as Wanggil-dong (7,845 households), Dangha-dong (1,5,999 households), and Wondang-dong (4,418 households), which are areas where larvae are reported. I did.

The Western Waterworks Corporation plans to support Mitsu Hall Water, a bottled tap water, for households that cannot find the larvae and cannot drink tap water.

"We discussed with experts, but it was difficult to find a similar case because it was difficult to find similar cases in the country," said an official at the Western Waterworks Office. "It opens various possibilities from the water purification plant to the drainage process." "I am investigating over it."

Seo-gu, Incheon, was the area where the red tap water first occurred in May of last year and suffered great damage.

At that time, the red tap water flowed into each household as the sediment inside the water pipe dropped out while the water pressure of the existing pipe was excessively increased during the water system conversion process.

It was estimated that 265,000 households and 635,000 people included in the water supply area of ​​the Gongchon water purification plant in Seo-gu suffered damage to the red water.

(Photo = readers provided, Yonhap News)