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29 October 2019, 11:22

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Water feed to eight LPR towns decreases as Ukraine cuts supply - Emergencies Ministry

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LUGANSK, October 29 (Lugansk Media Centre) – Water feed to eight towns in the Lugansk People’s Republic decreased as Ukraine cut water supply, the LPR Emergencies Ministry reported.

“Water feed was reduced by 30 percent to Bryanka, Stakhanov, Kirovsk, Krasniy Luch, Antratsit, Alchevsk, Pevevalsk and Petrovskoye,” the report 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 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 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 — 29 October — Lugansk