Podcast in English
Размер на шрифта
Bulgarian National Radio © 2022 All Rights Reserved

Slight increase in the flow of the spring supplying drinking water to the flash drought-hit town of Svoge

Iskretska River
Photo: BGNES

The water flow from the karst spring that feeds the Iskretska River is slightly increasing, but this is not enough to restore the water supply to the town of Svoge. 

A state of disaster has been declared since Monday as the spring has completely dried up, depriving the town and nearby villages of water. Yesterday the flow rate was 30 l/s and today it is 55 l/s, but it needs to be 130 l/s to guarantee the water supply to Svoge, which has 12,000 inhabitants. 

The town's deputy mayor, Valentin Mihailov, said that the construction of two groundwater wells had begun. A pumping system will be built to supply water to Svoge. At the same time, the state reserve has allocated 100,000 litres of drinking water for the residents of the region.

Listen to the daily news from Bulgaria presented in "Bulgaria Today" podcast, available in Spotify.

More from category

Professor Todor Kantardzhiev: There is no flu pandemic in Bulgaria

The number of flu cases in Bulgaria and Serbia is very low. Romania and Turkey have already been hit by a flu wave. Incidence rate in Greece is low. The current epidemiological situation is no different from previous situations. We can expect some..

published on 12/7/22 11:19 AM

Macedonian-Bulgarian Friendship Society appeals against amendments to the Law on Associations and Foundations

The Macedonian-Bulgarian Friendship  Society - Skopje lodged a complaint with the Constitutional Court of the Republic of North Macedonia against the amendments to the Law on Associations and Foundations. The amendments ban associations and..

published on 12/7/22 10:53 AM

Ukraine considers suspending non-essential surgeries until the energy situation stabilizes

The United States has neither encouraged nor enabled the Ukrainians to strike inside of Russia , U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said, after recent explosions at airfields deep inside Russia. Antony Blinken repeated Washington’s..

published on 12/7/22 9:42 AM