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  • 27 Apr 2015- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SHYMKENT, Uzbekistan Water in Central Asia’s longest river, the Syr Darya, is too polluted even to use for irrigation purposes, according to new findings from the South Kazakhstan State University. Researchers from the university carried out a three
  • 31 Jul 2014- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan Talgar, the administrative center of Talgar district in Kazakhstan’s Almaty province, has been without piped water supply since the water network was damaged by a mudslide in mid-July. The situation has led to conflicts among local
  • 22 Jul 2014- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYZLORDA, Kazakhstan During a period of very hot weather in the days leading up to July 18th, suburban residents of Kyzlorda, a city in central Kazakhstan, suffered from an overwhelming suffocating stench coming from a failing sewage treatment plant.
  • 11 Jul 2014- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan On July 8th, the government of Kyrgyzstan announced a $23 million USD project to upgrade the fresh and wastewater infrastructure in the capital city, Bishkek. The project is being carried out in cooperation with the Swiss Agency for
  • 22 Apr 2014- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYZYLORDA, Kazakhstan At least 52 soldiers contracted dysentery after drinking tap water at a military garrison in the Kazakh city of Kyzylorda earlier this month. Authorities in Kyzylorda province officially confirmed last week that the outbreak at the
  • 8 Apr 2014- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KARAGANDA, Kazakhstan Water utilities in Kazakhstan are asking the government for authorization to discharge more polluted wastewater into rivers, saying they are tired of “draconian demands” and fines imposed by environmentalists. At a meeting of
  • 26 Mar 2014- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent OSKEMEN, Kazakhstan Water levels in rivers in East Kazakhstan province have risen significantly in the last few days, flooding cities and overwhelming drinking water and sewerage systems, according to local authorities. The province’s administrative
  • 31 Jan 2014- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan Villagers in the remote eastern Kazakh village of Balyktykol say they have been forced to drink “poisoned” water, and a number of them have been hospitalized as a result. The villagers said last week that they have had to resort to
  • 30 Sep 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan The water supply company operating in the Kazakh capital, Astana, has spent about $21 million USD since 2010 to upgrade water supply and wastewater networks in the city, the utility said last week. “Some 66.5 kilometers of worn out
  • 19 Sep 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AKTAU, Kazakhstan As part of the $25 million USD project to upgrade its aged water infrastructure, the city government of Aktau in Kazakhstan has announced it will switch to desalination plants to meet all its water needs. For decades, drinking water in
  • 18 Sep 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan Kazakh law enforcement agencies have uncovered new evidence of embezzlement committed during construction of several wastewater networks in different parts of the country. According to East Kazakhstan Province’s Financial Police, a
  • 12 Sep 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AKTAU, Kazakhstan The Caspian Sea city of Aktau is launching a $24 million USD project to replace old water supply and wastewater networks and build new pumping stations, city officials announced last week. Over 90 percent of networks in the city
  • 21 Aug 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KARAGANDY, Kazakhstan The water utility in the Kazakh city of Karagandy has started blocking off the sewer connections of apartments whose owners have not paid for water supply and wastewater services. Specialists with water utility Karagandy Su are