The Directorate of Health and Sanitation has cautioned sachet water producers to to be diligent in their production of drinkable water in the country.

The warning came following the continuous increase in Hepatitis cases in the country adding to the already widespread Typhoid disease in Sierra Leone.

Both Hepatitis and Typhoid diseases are gotten from the water people drink and/or the food they eat, and this has left many people in Sierra Leone with one or both of the diseases.

The Directorate of Environmental Health and Sanitation has therefore encouraged sachet water producers in the country to raise the standards high in the water production industry.

The Directorate added that such effort will water producers producers clear and pure drinkable for the populace.

“It will also help reduce the prevalence of Typhoid and Hepatitis in the country,” the Directorate furthered.