Moldova's authorities to coordinate measures of rationalizing water resources
09:42 | 27.07.2022 Category: Social
Chisinau, 27 July /MOLDPRES/ - The Environment Ministry on 26 July held a working meeting with representatives of more state institutions, in order to coordinate the measures due to be undertaken for the rationalization, maintenance and protection of water on the period of hydrological drought.
„The unusually high air temperatures and the lack of precipitation have led to a real crisis of water in more zones of Europe, including Moldova. As a result, we face a serious hydrological drought. Therefore, the water resources become more and more valuable; they must be protected through rationalization and, as a case may be, enforcement of measures of restricting the water consumption,’’ the Environment Ministry said.
On the period declared as drought state, decision-makers recommend the maximal saving of water resources, use of alternative ways of stocking and recirculation in household activities (gardening, washing, bathing), as well as in the industrial or agricultural sectors.
According to the State Hydrometeorological Service, a low flow of water will be maintained in rivers till the end of July and will be: in the Dniester river – 30-40 per cent of the average multiannual monthly values (Yellow Code); in the Prut river – 15-30 per cent of the average multiannual monthly values (Orange Code); in the small rivers – 10-20 per cent of the average multiannual monthly values (Orange Code); in some small rivers – 0-10 per cent of the average multiannual monthly values (Red Code).
At the same time, several segments of the rivers Delia, Nârnova, Sărata, Tigheci, Soloneț, Cogâlnic, Cula, Cușmirca, Bâcovăț, Lunga, Lunguța, Salcia Mare, Cahul ran dry. Italy, Romania, Spain, Portugal, etc. are among the countries which have already introduced restrictions in the use of water.