During routine analysis of water points by the Environmental Agency it was found that water from a tap at the Gibraltar College showed signs of contamination. As a precaution, the College was advised not to use the water for drinking until further tests were carried out, and AquaGib provided a bowser. Meanwhile the tap in question, which is often used to rinse cleaning cloths, was thoroughly cleaned and the system flushed as an additional precaution. Further test results have been received today which have declared the water free from contamination and safe to use.
The original results showed coliform contamination and is not related to rats.
The very purpose of routine testing is precisely to identify problems and resolve them in order to safeguard the wellbeing of students and staff. All parties have acted totally responsibly and well, and the problem has been resolved.
The GSD statement is pure, irresponsible speculation on their part as they clearly have little else to do than satisfy their imagination with fantastical stories. They clearly do not understand the basic science, but that is common knowledge.