Abu Faour and Hajj Hasan speak during a news conference at the Adnan Kassar Building for Arab Economy in Bir Hasan.
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Health Minister Wael Abu Faour and Industry Minister Hussein Hajj Hasan announced Wednesday the start of a joint campaign that will go go after unlicensed drinking water distribution companies if they do not comply with the law within a month.Abu Faour earlier this month said 80 percent of the approximately 800 unlicensed water companies in Lebanon were selling contaminated water.Hajj Hasan sought to assure the water industry of the program's intentions.Abu Faour compared the water campaign to his ministry's food safety campaign, launched in 2014 . Lebanese residents should understand that consuming water from private distributors is "dangerous," according to water sanitation expert Jean Abi Rizk, because these companies are not held to inspections.
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