Estonian company threatens to turn off the taps

  • 1998-09-17
  • By Rebecca Santana
NARVA - A river separates Ivangorod and Narva, but the ocean of unpaid water bills is the real divide between these Russian and Estonian cities. Narva Vesi, the Estonian company that provides water to the northeastern city of Narva and the Russian city of Ivangorod, is threatening to turn off the spigot completely if Ivangorod doesn't pay its outstanding water bill. The move would leave 40,000 residents without drinking water or waste water treatment. "If I don't get some information, then we must resolve this situation in a negative way," said Aksel Ers, director of Narva Vesi. City offici...
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