Tajikistan Faces Serious Water Problems in Spring

7 Apr 2008 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan

— Water supply systems and sewers are collapsing in many parts of Tajikistan, as melting snow and the start of torrential spring rains overwhelm the country's infrastructure. This is a particular problem in big cities and densely populated parts of the country. Health organizations - both local and international - have voiced concerns about the high probability of outbreaks of water-borne diseases such as typhoid, which Tajikistan is very prone to. These ailments can be difficult to treat, especially in the summer, when water supply systems are poorly controlled and purification facilities do not work properly...

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