Kabul residents says they struggle with lack of water

KABUL (TOLOnews): Residents of the capital are concerned about the lack of drinking water in Kabul these days. They said that they do not have access to city water supply services and the price of the drinking water from private companies has also increased. “People’s problems are many. If you ring the bell, three days or four days later it will be your turn to get water. Water also comes at a high price,” said Sher Mohammad, a Kabul resident.
“We live here, and nobody pays attention to us, and to our challenges, we call on the government to pay attention,” said Shah Wali, a Kabul resident. Some residents of the capital said that they have paid money to private companies to receive water; but, even so, they don’t have water these days and the companies still demand more money from them.
“It has been one and half months since we have drinking water and the companies said to come and renew our contracts, if not, your water will be cut off,” said Liyaqt Ali, a resident of PD13
“The companies told us to renew our contracts and give us money, but officials said to not pay money,’ said Faqer Hussun, a resident of PD13.
At the same time, the General Directorate of the State Water Supply Company said they are currently distributing state water to more than 250,000 customers in 23 provinces.
“In total, we have 250,000 customers, if we consider ten people in each family, more than two and a half million people are covered by the government water supply system,” said Sardar Wai Malik Zada.
We tried to get the exact number of private companies from the Ministry of Energy and Water, but they declined to provide the information.
The public water supply company says it has more than 250,000 recipients in twenty-three provinces of the country including the capital.