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17 April 2019, 14:25

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Kiev renews water supply to LPR via Petrovskaya water pumping station

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LUGANSK, April 17 (Lugansk Media Centre) – The Petrovskaya water pumping station has renewed supply to the LPR after it was halted due to an emergency failure of a pipe.

"The Petrovskaya water pumping station (located on the Ukraine-controlled territory) renewed water supply to the LPR on April 16," the state water company LuganskVoda said.

The normal level of volume of water delivered is expected to be regained by 2 p.m. on April 17.

Kiev supplies water to LPR territory via two main sources - West water treatment plant ZFS (Lisichansk area) and Petrovskiy duct (Stanitsa Luganskaya area). In case ZFS is shut off or significantly reduces the feed, Stakhanov, Kirovsk, Bryanka, Pervomaisk, Krasniy Luch, Antratsit and Alchevsk face a dramatic depletion of water supply. Lugansk and its Kamennobrodskiy district in particular mostly depend on Petrovskiy water pipe.

State water company Luganskvoda reported that the Republic was provided with 84 percent of the water it needed from its own sources, Ukraine's input was reduced to 15 percent. Until May 12, 2014 overall 258 thousand cubic meters of water were supplied daily to the towns that are currently located in LPR, 132 thousand cubic meters were pumped from local sources. At present, LPR pumps 280,000 cubic meters of water a day from local sources and another 50,000 cubic meters are supplied from Kiev-controlled territory. In pre-war period, water supply volume reached 400,000 cubic meters a day.

LuganskMediaCentre — 17 April — Lugansk