Tag: water
Macedonia 13.04.21 | 23:26

Tetovo authorities will impose water cuts again

Local authorities in Tetovo announced that the major city will again need to go through water restrictions. The plan is to introduce two time slots when supply will be cut so that savings will be made. The city struggles with providing enough potable water, even in springtime, and recently it saw a reduction...

Macedonia 25.02.21 | 13:10

Parts of Tetovo left without water for over three days

Parts of Tetovo, especially the higher elevation areas, have been without water for three days now. The overconstructed city suffers from chronic lack of water in summer, but now is the period of the year when melting snow should ensure ample water. The areas of Koltuk and Dva Bresta are being supplied...

Macedonia 13.01.21 | 11:27

Citizens of Negotino warned not to drink the water

After Struga and Tetovo, Negotino was also added to the list of cities where the water is not safe for consumption. The reason are the heavy rains that have dragged dirt and other impurities into reservoirs. Local authorities in the central city are urging the population to drink bottled water, or boil...

Macedonia 11.01.21 | 16:29

The water in Tetovo is not safe to drink due to strong rains

Citizens of Tetovo are being warned not to drink the water supplied by the municipal water company. The reason is that the pouring rains have affected the springs on Shara mountain and have pulled impurities in the reservoirs. Tetovo has a long standing problem with potable water, but that is usually...

Macedonia 08.01.21 | 22:34

Citizens of Struga warned that the water is not safe to drink

The Struga water utility company warned the citizens not to drink the water, which is polluted because of the serious rains that fell on the region. Struga, which sits on the banks of lake Ohrid and the Drim river, is notoriously troubled with lack of potable water. The flows toward the springs that...

Macedonia 07.12.20 | 21:03

Protests against the lack of water supply planned in Struga

Protests are scheduled in Struga this Saturday, after the waterr supply situation in the city continued to get worse. Struga, which sits on the shore of lake Ohrid and on the Crn Drim river, has been suffering without enough water for several months now, due to the incompetence of the local administration....

Macedonia 03.11.20 | 09:06

Much of Stip left without water

Much of Stip was left without water yesterday afternoon, after a defect knocked out a turbine used for water purification with ozone. We had to stop water supply until a spare turbine could be installed, said Zivko Tasev, head of the local water utility company.

Macedonia 20.10.20 | 08:56

Water supply restored to downtown Skopje

After spending much of Monday afternoon with dry faucets, the citizens of downtown Skopje had running water again at about midnight. The reason for the outage was a burst pipe near the Olympic pool. Repairing the problem required shutting down one of the main supply pipes in the city, and it left Centar,...

Macedonia 19.10.20 | 15:49

Much of Skopje left without water

Much of Skopje is without water today after a major defect occurred in a supply pipe. The defect happened near the Olympic pool in downtown Skopje, and is affecting a broad swathe of the downtown, as well as villages such as Sopiste, Rakotinci, Dobri Dol, Pintija, Dracevo and Studenicani. The city water...

Macedonia 17.07.20 | 10:50

Inspectors still looking into what caused the Vardar river to flow red

Environmental inspectors still haven’t determined what made the Vardar river run red south of Skopje two days ago. The incident occurred close to a concrete plant operated by the Beton company. Inspectors said that the water in a near-by waste water collection unit that flows into the Vardar is...

Macedonia 07.06.20 | 14:39

Part of Skopje left without water during the lockdown weekend

In the midst of the long, three day curfew, the area of Sredno Nerezi in the south of Skopje was left without water. Citizens of Skopje are ordered to remain in their homes under lockdown meant to reduce the spread of the coronavirus, but they are protesting saying that the lack of water has put them...

Macedonia 06.03.20 | 11:02

Tripunovski: Despite critical lake levels, they are still being emptied to produce electricity

We keep pumping water out of our lakes to produce electricity despite the water levels being at their worst in decades, said Interim Deputy Agriculture Minister Cvetan Tripunovski. A number of lakes, including Prespa and Mavrovo, are at critically low levels, after the exceptionally dry Autumn. This...

Macedonia 02.02.20 | 23:15

Dojran citizens reject proposal to place their water utility company under private management

The citizens of Dojran rejected the proposed public private partnership contract to manage their water and sewage system. The referendum held today had a turnout of 53 percent (1.420 voters) and out of them 978 voted against, while 404 were in favor of the proposal pushed by Mayor Ango Angov who was...

Macedonia 05.12.19 | 11:51

Water bills in Skopje to go up by 20 percent

Water utility prices in Skopje are going up by a fifth – 20 percent – starting with the incoming November bills. Skopje city council approved the hefty increase in water prices, insisting that the extra money will be used to maintain the parks, which were devastated in this year’s summer...