Over the years of independence Uzbekistan has carried out extensive work on improvement of the provision of the population with quality drinking water. Consistent implementation of major programs and projects for the development of water supply systems has significantly improved the condition of centralised water supply in cities and regions, including in rural areas.
However, there is still a number of unresolved problems associated with the implementation of state control over compliance with requirements of legislation and normative-technical documents in the field of rational and efficient production, transportation and marketing of drinking water, quality control of drinking water services and wastewater treatment.
Given these important tasks, the decree of the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan approved the establishment of the State inspection for control over the use of drinking water under the Cabinet of Ministers. Its main tasks are the implementation of state control over:
- compliance with legislation and normative documents in the field of technical regulation in the sphere of rational and efficient production, transportation and sale of drinking water services and wastewater treatment;
- observance of technical conditions for connection to the water supply system and sewerage, the prevention of unauthorised connections to the water supply system and sewerage;
- the status and conditions of objects in the system of water supply and sanitation, implementation of measures for the prevention of injuries and accidents in the water supply system and sewerage, compliance with the established norms of losses of drinking water;
- the status and operating conditions of wells, groundwater, regardless of their form of ownership.