Caritas improve access of Muminobod residents to safe drinking water installing water pipeline and water meters


October 7, 2009, Turko Dikayev


International organization Caritas (Switzerland) has improved access of 37 households in the village of Khanatrosh of Khatlon’s Muminobod district to safe drinking water, installing water pipeline and water meters there.

According to the Muminobod district administration, Caritas spent 117,000 somoni for this project that was finished in several months.

“The reservoir with capacity of 40 cubic meters that was installed under project was being emptied practically in two or three hours, and therefore, they decided to install water meters in all 37 houses,” the source said, adding that the move allowed arranging rational and economic use of water in the village.

The water meters measure and display total usage in cubic meters and the village residents now pay for water at the rate of 30 dirams per one cubic meter of water.

The Muminobod  administration intends to expand this practice to the whole district, the source said.