This happens after the people of Omurtag live in conditions of a permanent water regime, which in the last four months has been drastic, but they do not receive intervention at the state level - this is how Magdalena Slavova from the civil association "Water for Omurtag" justified the protest to BTA.

The union initiated a protest in the center of the city, at which the residents of the municipal center expressed their desire to solve the long-standing water problem.

And today, they are demanding urgent and full funding from the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications for the replacement of the entire internal water supply network of Omurtag.

As well as for the announcement of public procurement by the state, not by the municipality.

From the association, they want a full broad-spectrum analysis (including at least 30 years back) from the state of the municipality's water supply, after which - preparation of a strategy, at the state level, to ensure a functional, long-term and sustainable additional water source for Omurtag.

Another request is for direct supervision control by the state of the utilization of funds and the ongoing project and future ones for the renovation of the internal water network and other projects related to the water supply of Omurtag.

The mayor of the municipality Eshref Eshrefov told BTA that he was not at the protest because he was out of town, but otherwise he would be with the people.

He added that he was not informed in advance about its organization.

According to him, the rainfall of the last week has minimally increased the flow rate of the water source in the Sliven village of Kipilovo.

However, this is not enough to ease the water regime in the city.

Omurtag residents have water from their taps twice a week.

Over 200 people protested because of the lack of water in Omurtag

A state of emergency was declared in Omurtag from the beginning of November until the 13th of this month due to the lack of water.

The water problem for Omurtag is a long-standing one.

The reasons for it are the highly amortized internal water transmission network and the reduced flow rate in the water source near the Sliven village of Kipilovo.

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