11 September 2020, 10:51
Ukraine stops water supply to LPR from West Water Treatment Plant - Emergencies Ministry
LUGANSK, September 11 (Lugansk Media Centre) - Ukraine has stopped water supply to eight towns in the Lugansk People’s Republic and the Slavyanoserbsk township, the LPR Emergencies Ministry press service reported.
“The Popasnya Water Canal” utility company stopped water supply from the Ukrainian territory due to power outages at the ZFS-1, ZFS-2 and ZFS-3 pumping stations at 10:00, September 10, until re-energizing of the facilities,” the report said.
As a result, water supply was reduced to customers in Stakhanov, Kirovsk, Bryanka, Perevalsk, Alchevsk, Zorinsk, Artyomovsk, Pervomaisk and Slavyanoserbsk.
“Water supply to these settlement dropped by more than 70 percent,” the LPR Emergencies Ministry 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.
The LPR’s 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, the 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 the pre-war period, the water supply volume reached 400,000 cubic meters a day.
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