Officials promise that Kazakhstan will not be left without drinking water

According to him, a 102.3 cubic km water reserve is collected annually on the territory of Kazakhstan. He stressed that of these, 1.2 cubic km of the total volume of water is used to provide drinking water to the population.

"In the next two years, we plan to provide all regions of the country with a centralized water supply system. Whatever the natural conditions, be it climate change or the reduction of transboundary water resources, this will not lead to shortages. Since the amount of drinking water needed by the population is only 1% of the total annual supply," Bekniyaz said.

According to the information, the annual consumption of water for the needs of the economy is about 25 cubic kilometers. 65% of them are directed to the needs of agriculture, 25% to the needs of industry.

Earlier it was reported that in Kazakhstan, after 17 years, every second resident risks being left without drinking water. According to Majilisman Bakytzhan Bazarbek, by 2040, the water deficit in Kazakhstan will reach 15 billion cubic meters. This is roughly equivalent to the volume of the Aral Sea. Bazarbek clarified that today there are 1.4 thousand hydraulic structures in the country. These are 342 reservoirs, 219 dams, 119 waterworks, 313 ponds. Of these, 333 are in republican ownership, 895 are in communal ownership. At the same time, he stressed, 228 are privately owned, and 22 remain unattended. According to him, according to some facts, there are even natural lakes in the database of the state land cadastre, issued as land plots. The deputy stressed that the owners fence them off, which causes dissatisfaction of the local population. According to him, there are such situations in at least five to six regions. Therefore, Bazarbek believes that carrying out a full inventory of these facilities in the country, diagnosing their condition and, if necessary, immediately returning to state ownership is a matter that cannot be delayed.

Earlier it was reported that over 220 billion tenge will be spent in Kazakhstan on solving water problems.
The EDB, in turn, warned that Kazakhstan is threatened by a chronic water shortage.