20 December 2019, 17:19
Ukraine cuts water supply to five LPR towns - Luganskvoda
LUGANSK, December 20 (Lugansk Media Centre) - Ukraine has cut water supply to five towns in the Lugansk People’s Republic, the Luganskvoda state-owned enterprise press service reported.
“The ZFS-3 pumping station located in the Ukrainian territory reduced water supply by 30 percent to the towns of Alchevsk, Perevalsk, Bryanka, Stakhanov and Kirovsk starting December 20,” the report said.
“Water supply will resume in full if Ukraine increases the feed,” Luganskvoda said.
Kiev supplies water to LPR territory via two main sources - the West Water Treatment Plant ZFS (Lisichansk area) and the Petrovskiy duct (Stanitsa Luganskaya area). In case the 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 the 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 the LPR, and 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 — 20 December — Lugansk