Persistent lack of water is a problem in Bishkek’s residential areas in summer, said MP Dastan Bekeshev (Oktyabrsky district) at the May 25 session of the Parliament.
The MP highlighted that while the problem has typically been associated with villages, it has persisted in the capital city for many years.
“The lack of water in residential areas persists because clean drinking water is diverted for irrigation purposes due to the absence of irrigation ditches and systems. Despite this, there are plans to increase the tariffs for drinking water. This approach alone is insufficient to resolve the problem. We continue to construct new buildings without adequately addressing the existing water scarcity issue. Clean water is in short supply for current residents, yet we are still trying to supply water to new houses. It’s absurd that we wash our cars with clean water and pay the same price. It is high time to find a solution. The mayor’s office alone cannot solve this problem; the government must take action,” said Bekeshev.