Water-Carriers Back on Dushanbe Streets

Davlatsho Etiborov reports from a neighbourhood of the Tajik capital where residents have to get their water from a common pump as the mains system is not working.

Water-Carriers Back on Dushanbe Streets

Davlatsho Etiborov reports from a neighbourhood of the Tajik capital where residents have to get their water from a common pump as the mains system is not working.

Monday, 20 July, 2009
Women in the area spend many hours a day hauling buckets water; a lucky few have donkeys to do the carrying.



Saidmurod Kalandarov of the city water authority says the area is in fact getting its quota through the mains system – which in this case means four hour a day. Residents’ group leaders say this is incorrect, as water only reaches a few homes before running out.



To get an assured constant supply, Kalandarov added, residents would have to pay their water rates, and have meters installed.
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