Water treatment facilities’ complex put into operation in Turkmenistan
Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, June 8
By Huseyn Hasanov - Trend:
A complex of water treatment facilities built by local company Aby-Kowser was opened in the Takhtabazar district of Turkmenistan's Mary region, the "Neutral Turkmenistan" newspaper reported June 8.
The enterprise with a capacity of 15,000 cubic meters of water per day is aimed at providing high-quality water to more than 60,000 people.
The total area of the facility is 3.2 hectares. Water from underground water deposits Ýashlyk and Marchak flows into special pools-warehouses of open type with a capacity of 3,000 cubic meters each.
Before supply to the consumer network, water at all intermediate stages of treatment and preparation will be thoroughly tested and analyzed in the chemical and bacteriological laboratories of the plant.
Technological parameters include cleaning, settling, filtration and disinfection of water.
The complex is equipped with dozens of modern pumping units, filters, and other types of equipment of well-known manufacturers of the Czech Republic and Turkey.
Special attention is paid to providing the people with quality drinking water in Turkmenistan.
To achieve this goal, a number of integrated state programs have been developed, including the General program for the provision of clean drinking water to settlements. As part of implementation of such programs, the water supply infrastructure is being improved. At the same time, along with urban communications, the network of water facilities in rural areas is being expanded.
Turkmenistan borders with Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Iran and Afghanistan and uses water resources coming in accordance with agreed quotas from four transboundary rivers: the Amu Darya, Tejen, Atrek and Murgab.
In Turkmenistan, there is a problem of the Aral Sea ecology, and this problem has exerted the most noticeable impact on the northern region. Dashoguz region was subjected to ecological disaster. There were problems associated with the provision of drinking water and salinization of cultivated land, that is, land degradation and desertification.