New filtering station opens in Almaty02 january 2015, 15:09
Almaty has launched a new filtering station for its primary treatment facilities, Tengrinews reports citing BNews.kz.
The quality of water in Almaty is examined more than 1000 times a daily. Primary treatment facilities are a large complex of facilities, which provide uninterrupted supply of 32% of Almaty’s drinking water.
Drinking water in Almaty has a high quality and the population does not experience its shortages. But there is something to worry about. The major problem in the city is deteriorating water supply systems. Service life of at least 60% of all networks in the city has expired, so the new station is a welcome development.
The new station will replace the filtering station of the 1st phase, which functioned without interruption since 1949. It will improve the quality of drinking water, provide uninterrupted and reliable supply of water to the city’s south and reduce energy consumption and water losses. Its production capacity is 125 thousand cubic meters per day. The new station is fully automated.
"30 billion tenge has been allocated for the project in recent years. The work has had a positive effect, with the accident rate decreasing 1.5 times and the loss of water two-fold. 300 km of new water networks were built. The total length of the networks in the city is 2700 km. This equals to the distance from Almaty to Atyrau," said Akhmetzhan Yesimov, mayor of Almaty city.
By Dinara Urazova