Water consumption standards simplified
Tashkent, Uzbekistan (UzDaily.com) -- In recent years, consistent reforms have been implemented in our country aimed at ensuring well-being, further improving the living conditions of the population, improving the services provided by state organizations and departments, and eliminating cases of corruption and bureaucratic obstacles.
In particular, large-scale work is being carried out to improve the quality of drinking water supply and sewerage services, to introduce a convenient, simplified and transparent accounting system for all categories of consumers.
It is known that up to now, more than 200 standards for water consumption and the use of sewerage services have been in force for consumers, approved by the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Karakalpakstan, khokimiyats of regions and the city of Tashkent.
In order to introduce a simplified and transparent system for calculating the use of drinking water supply and sewerage services, the Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers No. 3 of 3 January 2022 was adopted, according to which changes were made to the current rules, which ensured the full optimization of the standards.
In particular, according to this document, the standards applied to motor vehicles, cattle, horses, sheep and poultry are completely excluded.
As a result, from 1 February 2022, for the population using water without a meter, 4 types of consumer standards will be applied:
50 liters of water per day for citizens consuming water from a street pump;
200 liters of water per day per person in houses connected to the water supply network and to which water is supplied according to the schedule;
350 liters of water per day per person in homes connected to
water supply network;
15 liters of water per day for each square meter of irrigated and irrigated area;
In addition, for consumers using drinking water without a water meter and having a pool, microclimate or fountain, the volume of drinking water consumption is calculated based on the throughput of the water pipe.
In such cases, consumers are advised to use metered drinking water. According to preliminary estimates, the presence of a water meter will reduce the cost of drinking water from 2 to 20 times.