The total occupancy rate of Ankara’s dams has exceeded 41%

The total occupancy rate of Ankara’s dams has exceeded 41%

ASKİ General Manager Erdoğan Öztürk announced that as of May 9, 2022, the total occupancy rate of the 7 dams around the capital providing drinking water to the city was 41.87%. Ozturk, reiterating his appeal to the people of the capital to save water, said: “We have 136 million 148 thousand cubic meters more water than last year, but we have to use water with parsimony without being complacent”.

The global drought, which has affected the whole world, continues to affect the dams supplying the capital Ankara.

ASKİ General Manager Erdoğan Öztürk announced that the total occupancy rate of dams providing drinking water and utilities in Ankara was 9% and the active occupancy rate was 2022% in 41.87, 29.79 May. Öztürk also called on Başkent residents to use water consciously and save money.


Head of Water Treatment Department, Nuri Kali, and ASKİ General Manager, Erdoğan Öztürk, who conducted surveys at Kurtboğazı Dam, gave important information about the occupancy rate of the dams:

“The total volume of our dams that provide drinking water to Ankara is 1 billion 584 million 13 thousand cubic meters. As of May 9, 2022, there is an occupancy rate of over 41% in the dams, but when we look at our active occupancy rate, we see that it is around 29%. Our volume of water in the dams, which was 527 million 258 thousand cubic meters last year, has reached 663 million 406 thousand cubic meters today. What does that mean? We have 136 million 148 thousand cubic meters of additional water volume in the dams compared to last year.


Öztürk pointed out that the total amount of water supplied to the city is around 1,400,000 cubic meters, but water should be used sparingly without being complacent.

“Therefore, since this rate is a serious number, an increase of 136 million cubic meters of water volume should never push us to comfort. Every drop of our water is precious. We will continue to pay the same attention as the one we have taken so far to water conservation. We must do our utmost to save. Please let us be more careful than ever when we consume our water.

Öztürk also said they are conducting joint studies with NGOs, Ankara City Council, professional chambers and neighborhood leaders to raise awareness about water conservation.


The capital’s drinking water comes from the Çamlıdere, Kurtboğazı, Kesikköprü, Eğrekkaya, Peçenek, Türkşerefli, Uludere, Akyar, Çubuk 2, Kavşakkaya and Elmadağ Kargalı dams.

ASKİ Branch, which has 2 million 499,000 subscribers, instantly monitors the amount of water in dams via digital sensors and continues to regularly disclose it to the public on its official website. Kurtboğazı Dam, which is also used for recreational purposes and has a maximum water volume of 92 million 53 thousand cubic meters, is fed by Bahti, Mera, Kınık, Pazar, Uzunöz, Bostan, Kayıcık, Batak, İğmir, Kirazlı, Eneğim and Karaboya streams.


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