Drink­ing Water Sup­ply to Be Im­proved in the Val­ley

Uzbekistan Today (English) - - BUSINESS -

The Uzbek govern­ment has ap­proved a set of mea­sures un­til 2022 to perk up the drink­ing water sup­ply sys­tem of the Ferghana Val­ley.

Now the pro­vi­sion of cen­tral­ized water sup­ply to the pop­u­la­tion of the val­ley has reached 71.6% (6.5 mil­lion peo­ple), in­clud­ing 74.6% in the Andi­jan re­gion, 65.2% in Na­man­gan and 74.1% in the Ferghana re­gion.

Fresh water is the main source of drink­ing water sup­ply. How­ever, un­for­tu­nately, the sources of ground­wa­ter suit­able for use are not wide­spread. At the same time, water qual­ity de­te­ri­o­ra­tion to a depth of 100150 me­ters is noted on some sources be­cause of in­ten­sive de­vel­op­ment of lands, in­clud­ing in the ter­ri­tory of neigh­bor­ing coun­tries, which re­quires the de­vel­op­ment and im­ple­men­ta­tion of new tech­no­log­i­cal so­lu­tions for the ra­tio­nal ex­ploita­tion of aquifers.

An­other prob­lem is the high wear and tear of the process equip­ment, be­cause of which part of the group and sin­gle water in­take fa­cil­i­ties is in non­op­er­at­ing con­di­tion.

Th­ese problems are ag­gra­vated by the con­stant growth of the pop­u­la­tion, the construction of new multi-storey res­i­den­tial ar­eas and ur­ban set­tle­ments, the de­vel­op­ment of in­dus­try and agri­cul­ture. In this con­nec­tion, it be­came nec­es­sary to take ef­fec­tive mea­sures to fur­ther im­prove the drink­ing water sup­ply sys­tem of the pop­u­la­tion by ex­pand­ing the use of fresh ground­wa­ter re­sources.

Within the frame­work of th­ese mea­sures, Uzbek spe­cial­ists will con­duct large-scale hy­dro­ge­o­log­i­cal work on the in­crease and reval­u­a­tion of ground­wa­ter re­sources in the val­ley. In three years, more than 54 bil­lion soums will be al­lo­cated for this.

In ad­di­tion, it is planned to build and re­con­struct more than 570 op­er­a­tional and ob­ser­va­tion wells, send­ing over 1.3 bil­lion soums for this. As a re­sult, the daily in­crease in water, ac­cord­ing to ex­perts, should be 338.3 thou­sand cu­bic me­ters.

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