Water supply in Albania, notable improvements in the country

The Albanian government has started a new reform in improving the drinkable water supply for the citizens , but above all, the preservation of this fortune. For those who break the law regarding this aspect , there will be penalties- declared PM Edi Rama.

Albania is a country rich in water reserves. We are second , behind Norway, for the water reserves per capita. According to experts , in Albania Ai??there are 1300 mA? water per second that flows , and in order to fulfill the need of the population , only 1% of this reserve would be enough.

The system ofAi??water supplyAi?? and canalization has three main concerns :

  • In many areas the network has gone out of date
  • The abuse with water
  • High number of unnecessary employees in the company

 

All over the country there are build around 600 water supply systems. According to the latest studies, nearly 2/3 of this quantityAi?? goes in vain. The control, the maintenance and the management of the network is a duty of the water supply companies , that during the last years are dependent from the municipalities and the communes.

 

There are 58 enterprieses all over the country , but they still donai??i??t guarantee 24 hours of water suply. Only 15 of them offer service for the 83% of the population. The others are relatively small and have minimal chances of survival- declare experts of the field. The drinkable water supply has an average of 11-12 hours per day. There are cities like , Korca, Pogradeci, Librazhdi, Gramshi and Berati that are supplied regularly 24 hours a day.

In capital Tirana, according to the Mayor, Erion Veliaj, there have been improvements on the networks , thus the water supply has reached 14 hours a day. The expenditures for the moment, for this kind of service are 50-60 million Euro in one year , but the needs exceed 150 million Euro.

In order to reach this quota, for years now the Albanian government cooperates with the German government. With the help of GIZ , water supply companies have been operating in our country, equipped with modern technology. To be noted are the cities of Pogradec and Korca, but with the help of the German party , new water supply facilities have been constructed in cities such as Kruja, Kucova, Kavaja, etc.

On 1st February, the government will launch a country-wide action , that calls to the companies and families who havenai??i??t paid their water bills , to do so , or otherwise there will be penalties according to the law. Even harsher measures will be taken against the enterprises that have a wide range of business- declared the Minister of Infrastructure and Energy, Damian Gjiknuri.Ai?? 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