Chemical elements

Istanbul breaks water consumption record in August: Expert

Making a warning over increasing water supply and demand, an expert has said that some 3.3 million cubic meters of water was consumed daily on average in August alone.


"Water-saving must be considered a national policy," Ajlan Sunay, a board member of the Turkish Prevention of Wastage Foundation (TİSVA), told the state-run Anadolu agency on Sept. 1.

Length of sewerage, water supply, natural gas distribution pipelines, increasing in 2020 (INS)

The length of the potable water supply network in Romania increased by 1.8% in 2020 from the previous year, while the length of sewerage pipes was 4.7% higher, and the natural gas distribution network increased by 3%, according to data published on Monday by the National Institute of Statistics (INS).

Bulgaria: State of Emergency in Rhodopean Village over Manganese in Drinking Water

Mayor of Rodopi Municipality Pavel Mihaylov declared a state of emergency due to the high levels of manganese in the drinking water in the village of Brestovitsa, BNR reported. The values of the chemical element in the water are at times above the permissible - with an authorised quantity of 50 mg/l, the manganese quantities in drinking water are more than 1,000 mg/l.