About 146 apartment buildings in Bishkek are left without hot water. The head of the Housing and Utility Services Department under the Mayor's Office Kanat Eshatov told to 24.kg news agency.
According to him, the buildings are not supplied with hot water because of "very large" debt. "Someone did not pay, but someone does not want to. There are water counters all over the world. Do you want to have heating and hot water? Pay and enjoy. There should be such a system," the official said.
He did not voice the total amount of debt.
Connecting of consumers in Bishkek to the hot water supply system after the annual preventive maintenance works began on June 9. Bishkekteploset JSC reported that the supply will be fully restored within three days.
Kanat Eshatov noted that there are some breakouts. "Special duty groups were created to promptly resolve local problems," he said.
Bishkekteploset JSC website says that consumers in arrears for heating will not be supplied with hot water. However, the company noted that "the debtors will be provided with hot water, but in the last turn." "The entire city will be provided with hot water today," company noted.
Bishkekteploset recommends installing water meters: "The analysis shows that consumers, who have installed the metering devices, more efficiently consume hot water and save their money. You pay for the water actually consumed, thus you get the opportunity to regulate the volume of the consumed water. "