5/8/2008 Residents of South Ossetia capital are completely cut from fresh water
The residents of the South Ossetia capital are fully cut from fresh water supply, stated today Robert Guliyev, mayor of Tskhinval. According to him, while previously water was supplied with interruptions, now the water intake is completely depleted.
Guliyev pointed out that water supply had become insufficient, starting already from the beginning of July of the current year. "On July 26, the group of military observers and specialists of the parties in the Georgia-South Ossetia conflict registered illegal takes-off in the Georgian villages which the pipeline Edis-Tskhinvai crosses. Now, the Georgian villages take off 90 percent of the water", says Guliyev.
The mayor has promised that the city administration is going to continue to provide water for the population in tank trucks. Guliyev also warns against individual trips for water to the nearby sources because there have been cases of coming under fire, reports ITAR-TASS.
The South Ossetia Committee on Information and Press reports that, today, in the course of his tour of Tskhinval districts for checking the schedule of providing fresh water to the city population, Eduard Kokoity, South Ossetia president, threatened Georgia to cut off water lines along which potable water goes from South Ossetia to Georgia if the illegal takes-off in the pipeline are not eliminated soon and the water supply fully restored.
See earlier reports: "South Ossetia authorities evacuate population", "South Ossetia demands that Georgia should restore water supply to Tskhinvali".
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