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  • 30 Jun 2016- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SIMFEROPOL, Crimea Water consumption has increased dramatically in Crimea amid an ongoing heat wave, said Alexander Zhdanov, Minister of Housing and Communal Services in the separatist Crimean government. The city of Simferopol, which usually consumes
  • 13 May 2016- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KHERSON, Ukraine The Ukrainian government does not recognize any authority in Crimea, and so will not supply water or electricity to the peninsula, Andrey Gordeev, the newly-appointed head of the Kherson Regional Administration, said this week. “We do
  • 14 Jan 2016- 10:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MINSK, Belarus Negotiators working toward resolution of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine have developed a mechanism for utility bill payments to Ukrainian companies in some districts of the breakaway Luhansk region. “The mechanism is in compliance with
  • 22 Dec 2015- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ST. PETERSBURG, Russia St. Petersburg’s water utility has for the first time decided to set water supply and sewage treatment tariffs for the next five years. In addition, the utility will start billing residents separately for stormwater drainage. The
  • 17 Nov 2015- 10:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MINSK, Belarus Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) humanitarian and economic coordinators participating in the eastern Ukraine peace negotiations have proposed creating an expert group to address the issue of water supply payments
  • 23 Sep 2015- 11:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MINSK, Belarus Members of the Trilateral Contact Group on Ukraine-- made up of representatives from Russia, Ukraine and the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)-- agreed during a meeting in Minsk this week to send water supply
  • 21 Sep 2015- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KYIV, Ukraine Ongoing fighting between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine has repeatedly damaged water networks in the region, leaving tens of thousands of civilians without access to piped water, according to a report
  • 3 Nov 2014- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent YAROSLAVL, Russia Most municipalities in Russia's Yaroslavl have increased tariffs for municipal services, including water supply and wastewater treatment, by an average of 14.5 percent. But authorities in the town of Rybinsk are delaying a decision
  • 28 Oct 2014- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Faced with a shortage of funds for planned or ongoing investment programs, water companies in several Russian cities are considering raising water rates in defiance of a federal freeze on tariffs. Councillors in the city of Belgorod said
  • 18 Jun 2014- 10:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ST. PETERSBURG, Russia Nearly all of the water bodies in the Russian city of St. Petersburg are polluted and pose health risks ranging from intestinal infections to hepatitis, the Russian Consumer Rights Protection Agency (RCRPA) has warned. It said
  • 19 Dec 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ST. PETERSBURG, Russia The regional government of St. Petersburg, Russia’s second largest city, has approved a vast new water and sanitation plan that covers the period up to 2025, with extensions to 2030. With an announced budget of $8.8 billion USD,
  • 24 Jun 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ST. PETERSBURG, Russia St. Petersburg authorities have announced plans to seek $3.2 billion USD in private investment for the city’s vodokanal (water company) by offering a concession agreement for the utility. In a recent meeting with local businessmen