Water Supply and Sanitation in Tajikistan

4 January 2011

Tajikistan has significant water resources, which places the country in third place in the world and second place among CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) countries in terms of the availability of fresh water.

More than 60% of all water resources of Central Asia are concentrated in the glaciers of Tajikistan. Water supply systems have been operating for 30 - 50 years. There has been no adequate technical maintenance of these systems in the last 10-15 years, which resulted in their current poor technical capacities.

More than 70% of existing infrastructure is worn and requires significant rehabilitation and reconstruction. These conditions lead to the deterioration of drinking water quality and pose a serious threat to public health.

Last updated: Fri, 01/14/2011 - 15:08