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NEWS AND EVENTS
December 20, 2012
Water Balance Modern technology in the service of public utilities
Uzbekistan in the next few years will hold large-scale works on modernization of water supply and sanitation. At it from a variety of sources will be allocated some 1.4 trillion soums.

The Government of Uzbekistan adopted comprehensive measures to improve the efficiency of water and wastewater organizations, as well as program development of drinking water supply and sanitation for the period 2013-2015.

To note, in the republic central water supply covers 119 cities (100%) and 9,060 villages (74.6%). One of the priorities of integrated development and modernization of water supply and sanitation will bring in 2020, the level of availability of piped water in all cities of the country to 100% and in rural areas - up to 85-90%, sewerage systems - up to 70% in urban areas urban centers with sewerage wastewater.

To solve these problems, a monitoring of database utilities for water and sanitation will be conducted in the first phase. Implementation of an automated accounting system users, as well as the creation of customer databases and billing systems for each utility service to the same standards will begin in the next phase.

In addition, the installation of modern water meters for water intakes, individual water meters in the housing stock and common house metering in apartment buildings are envisaged. Thus, a special pilot project Unified Automated Accounting System Utility Customers for Water and Sanitation will be implemented in Tashkent. According to experts, the result of these measures is to identify obsolete and energy-intensive pumping equipment, as well as reduce the cost of water services by reducing the cost of electricity.

A particular emphasis will be placed on improving the legal framework for water and sanitation. Thus, it is planned to develop a terms of use, and technical operation of the public water supply and sewage systems, the procedure for determining consumption rates of electricity for industrial needs for water supply, sewerage and waste water treatment and other documents.

The program pays the importance to enhancing institutional and human capacities of organizations of water and sanitation. So, as an experiment, at least 5 water committees in the form of non-profit organizations will be established in every region of the republic based on voluntary association of drinking water to the transfer of the operational management of the Water Committees of the drinking water supply to rural communities. (Source: Uzbekistan Today newspaper)


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