Pernik to Be Supplied with Water from Belmeken Dam

BTA News Agency | Jan 18, 2020 at 6:07 PM
  • This emerged at an extraordinary meeting here on Saturday morning at which Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov considered options to address the water crisis in Pernik with Economy Minister Emil Karanikolov, Environment and Water Minister Emil Dimitrov, and Mayors Yordanka Fandakova of Sofia and Stanislav Vladimirov of Pernik.
  • Water supply to nearly 82,000 residents of two urban and 17 rural settlements in Pernik Region has been rationed since November 18, 2019, after the area’s principal water source, the Studena Dam, was found to have been critically drained to a fifth of its capacity by a long-drawn draught.
  • Business users in Pernik have been offered an alternative water source: a nearby dam which will have to be linked to their enterprises.