Pipeline Breakdowns Lead to Water Deficit in Kazakhstan

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ASTANA, Kazakhstan

T he town of Stepnogorsk in Kazakhstan's Akmola province is facing shortages of water for drinking and industrial purposes due to the breakdown of the worn-out main water pipeline, the Kazakh Ministry of Extreme Situations said.

The main water pipeline, laid 2 to 3 meters underground 40 years ago, broke at a point 7 kilometers from the town in mid-February.