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Thursday, October 27, 2016

The penalty for rotten water will increase, but the bills will not rise

Penalties for housing and communal services for the putrid water in the tap and rusty pipes is scheduled to tighten in the near future. Fines will increase by 10 times.

photo: Gennady Cherkasov

A bill with new sanctions developed by the Ministry of construction. In the package of amendments includes changes to the administrative offences code and the law On sanitation and water supply”. If adopted, the fines for the companies responsible for cold water supply will increase. So, for officials of public utilities for non-compliance of water quality requirements Sanitary the penalty will be from 20 to 30 thousand. Now for such violation the penalty for them varies from 2 to 3 thousand rubles. The same penalties – from 20 to 30 thousand) will be established for individual entrepreneurs, which is also 10 times higher than the current rates. The most severe of numbers, from 100 to 300 thousand rubles, the project provided for legal entities. Alternatively, a fine mountain-utilities officials will be allowed to work for 90 days. According to current rules penalize the utility or supplier for the dirty water in the apartments of the tenants in the amount of from 20 to 30 thousand rubles. In addition, the bill introduces for public services a new obligation. They will have to develop a schedule of replacement of pipes and repair of wastewater treatment utilities. Approve plans to become a regional Department of Rospotrebnadzor. If the water company will not create a time plan and will not endorse its officials, it will face fines. Also the wallets of public utilities will begin to lose weight for failure to comply with previously approved plans. The sizes of penalties for these violations, the Ministry proposes to establish a same as for rotten water: 20-30 thousand for employees and individual entrepreneurs and for legal entities – from 100 to 300 thousand.


Says the Chairman of the Moscow Union of housing construction cooperatives Valentin GRIGORIEV: “water Rates after the adoption of these amendments must not be increased. Their claim is not themselves public utilities, and the state. However, for consumers it will still hit. Most likely, utilities will just put less water in people’s homes. Or it will be of inferior quality. For Moscow, this problem is not as severe as for the regions. For example, the city, standing on the Volga, often get water directly from the river. She’s not drinking, but technically otherwise do now. And treatment facilities in many towns built in 30-ies of the last century.”


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