Sometimes things go amiss in the Algarve.
The Mayor of Silves Câmara and her cronies regularly deny any responsibility for what goes on in the county, be it bad roads, Dale Farm-ish encampments of camper-vans on public land or corruption within the administration.
Try as they may, they will find it difficult (although I'm certain they will attempt) to distance themselves in the matter of the quality of the domestic water running from our taps over the last 48 hours (and repetitively in the past), supplied by and billed for by the Câmara.
Maybe their campaign motto could be "We washed our hands. It's not our fault they didn't come clean"