Kazakhstan: Reconstruction of old water pipeline systemMar 22, 2010
A new water tower in Kok-Ozek.
For example, in rural Kazakhstan, where access to safe drinking water is a major problem, the Rural Water Supply project was designed to reconstruct a deteriorated water distribution infrastructure in Kok-Ozek village. The local pipelines no longer complied with sanitary and technical standards causing, among other effects, the spread of water-borne diseases.
The project repaired the water intake structure as well as water tanks and built a new 2.2 km water pipeline to the local school and medical station. Additionally, the district’s old water tower was replaced by a new one. The system is now managed by a committee of water users.
Today, the project allows 1,500 households in Kok-Ozek to enjoy access to safe drinking water in their homes, school and public health centre.