The board of directors of the Apă-Canal Chișinău water and sewer utility was urgently convened Friday. The only topic discussed was the “critical situation” with the provision of water and sewer services.
The Council was briefed about the situation that occurred following the increase in the price of services, a fact that led to the company’s debt to the electricity supplier. “The decision was taken to urgently, repeatedly, address all the central authorities. Let me remind you that in 2021 and 2022 dozens of letters were sent to the Supreme Security Council, the President’s Office, the Parliament and the ANRE, and all remained without due attention”, wrote mayor Ion Ceban on social media.
On Thursday, Premier Energy initiated procedures to cut off power supply to some Apă-Canal Chișinău units, but later it announced it was postponing the disconnection until February 1. According to the mayor, the postponement does not solve the root of the problem.
The National Energy Regulatory Agency ANRE said on Friday that both the past and the recently adjusted Apă-Canal Chișinău charges have fully covered the utility’s electricity costs.