Dams Supplying Ankara with Drinking and Potable Water Alarms

Dams supplying drinking and utility water to Ankara give alarm
Dams supplying drinking and utility water to Ankara give alarm

climate change and global warming affect the whole world is causing experiencing the driest period of the last year in Turkey. Metropolitan Mayor Mansur Yavaş will bring the 'Gradual Water Bill' application to the agenda of the January council meeting in order to prevent the waste in water consumption. If the gradual tariff is accepted in the parliament, the unit price per cubic meter of water will be reduced to 1 TL for families receiving social assistance. Subscribers using 10 cubic meters of water or more will pay 7,5 TL, and subscribers using 15 cubic meters and more will pay 9 TL. ASKİ General Manager Erdoğan Öztürk gave an alarm warning about the dams feeding Ankara and said that the occupancy rate of the dams that supply drinking water to the capital is 20.91 percent and that there is 110 days of water left.

drought in the world and the effects of global warming began to show itself in Turkey.

While occupancy rates in dams were alarming due to low precipitation, occupancy rates in dams in Ankara also decreased. While working on formulas to prevent water waste, Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Mansur Yavaş will meet at the Metropolitan Municipality Council on January 11. "Progressive Water Bill" will present the Presidential Letter prepared for the implementation. The progressive tariff, supported by the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization and many non-governmental organizations operating in the fight against climate, will be voted in the Assembly.

FOR SOCIAL AID FAMILIES, UNIT PRICE OF CUBIC METER OF WATER is 1 TL

If the Presidency Letter to be brought to the agenda of the parliament by President Yavaş is accepted, the total unit price of water and wastewater to be applied to families with low income social assistance will be reduced to 1 TL.

When the housing subscriptions of families in need with economic difficulties are switched to the gradual tariff, 10 TL water bill will be paid for the use of water up to 10 cubic meters.

REGULATION TO REDUCE CONSUMPTION

Mayor Yavaş, who made a statistical study for the ASKİ General Directorate on residential subscriptions registered in Ankara, will explain at the Metropolitan Municipality Council meeting that, in the light of the information received, the gradual water tariff implementation will prevent high usage and save money.

According to the consumption level analysis;

  • While the rate of subscribers with 0-10 m70,25 / month consumption in the number of subscribers was 44,63%, it realized XNUMX% of the total consumption,
  • While the rate of subscribers with 11-15 m18,75 / month consumption in the number of subscribers was 24,54%, it realized XNUMX% of the total consumption,
  • While the ratio of subscribers with a consumption of 15 m³ / month in the number of subscribers was 11%, it was determined to realize 30,83% of total consumption.

The determination of the fact that the subscribers with the lowest rate of 15 m30,83 and more / month consumed XNUMX% of the total water in the mechanical invoicing transactions organized in order to eliminate the imbalance in water consumption, came out as a violation of the principle of protection of water resources and saving.

NO CHANGE IN THE UNIT PRICE OF UP TO 10 METERS OF WATER IN HOUSING SUBSCRIBERS

 According to the gradual tariff to be submitted to the assembly, the unit price of water up to 10 cubic meters is not changed, while the monthly water and wastewater unit fee in the city center is totally;

  • 0-10 cubic meters is 5 TL,
  • 11-15 cubic meters is 7,5 TL,
  • 15 cubic meters and above will be 9 TL.

DAMS GIVE ALARM

    ASKİ General Manager Erdoğan Öztürk, who declared that the total amount of water in the dams that provide drinking and utility water to the capital Ankara is 2 million 2021 thousand cubic meters as of January 331, 345, “The occupancy rate of our dams is currently 20.91 percent. There is 13 million 469 thousand cubic meters of water less than last year. If there is no water in the dams, we can say that we have 110 days of water left. Every drop of our water is very precious. Please consume carefully " dedicate.

It is the second largest dam that supplies water to Ankara with a maximum water volume of 92 million cubic meters after Çamlıdere Dam. Öztürk, who examined the Kurtboğazı Dam, said that the total volume of the 7 dams (Çamlıdere, Kurtboğazı, Eğrekkaya, Akyar, Çubuk 2, Kavşakkaya and Elmadağ Kartalı) located around Ankara and meeting the water needs of the city is 1 billion 584 million 555 thousand cubic meters.

ANKARA CONSUMES MORE THAN 250 LITERS OF WATER PER DAY

 Öztürk stated that the amount of water consumed per person per day in Ankara exceeded 250 liters, including the loss of illegal water, and gave the following information:

“Unfortunately, our Capital is getting its share from the global water crisis. This year we have a very dry and dry year. When pandemic conditions are added to it, dams give an alarm due to hygiene sensitivity and increasing water need. This year, per capita water consumption rates are even higher due to the pandemic. We must pay attention to hygiene rules, but we have to take care to use our water more economically than ever before. "

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