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Mongolian city to require carwashes to have permits

October 11, 2013
ULAANBAATAR, MONGOLIA — The Ulaanbaatar Water Supply and Sewage Authority has announced they will no longer carwashes to access “pure water” and sewage pipelines without a permit, according to UB Post story.

According to the story, there are about 100 carwashes in the city and more than 70 access the water without a permit.

The story cites a Daily Post report that found 60 tons of drinking water would be saved a day if carwashes were regulated.

“One study showed Mongolia might experience a water shortage in 2020. Car wash centers are wasting hundreds of tons of drinking water and some refuse to pay for it,” a water expert said in the story. “They sign contracts with USUG to pay 281 MNT for one cubic meter of water, and 161 MNT for each cubic meter of sewage, which is a very small amount of money compared to the water’s importance. USUG must launch the project very soon.”  

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