Photo 13:59 12 Jul 2023

Ukrainian volunteers deliver water equipment to medical facilities left without access after Kakhovka dam destruction

Photo: Telegram / Serhii Lysak / Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration

Ukrainian volunteers financed equipment to provide drinking water to medical institutions in the Marhanets community in Ukraine's central Dnipropetrovsk region.

Rubryka reports, referring to the Head of Dnipropetrovsk Regional Military Administration, Serhii Lysak, that the community had been left without water after Russian troops blew up the Kakhovka dam. 

What is the problem?

As Rubryka reported, on the night of June 6, Russian invaders blew up the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station, leading to the water overflow from the reservoir. The water flooded parts of the southern Kherson and Mykolaiv regions, and central Dnipropetrovsk and southeastern Zaporizhzia regions were left without a water supply.

The Ukrhydroenergo state water operator stated that the Kakhovka plant was completely destroyed and cannot be restored. The Ukrainian authorities introduced a water-saving regime after two water canals shut down in part of the Dnipropetrovsk region. 

After Russian troops blew up the dam, the water level in the Kakhovka Reservoir sharply dropped. For example, the water level in the reservoir of the Nikopol area fell by 30 meters. Communities were left without technical water and are stockpiling drinking water. 

What is the solution?

In Marhanets, almost 35,000 residents were left without a centralized water supply. To address this problem, equipment was installed with volunteers' funds, providing drinking water to medical facilities.

How does it work?

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Photo: Telegram / Serhii Lysak / Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration

"Works on its restoration are ongoing. New water mains are being laid in the city. But alternative solutions are needed until these projects are completed," Lysak said. "One of these is a sewage treatment plant. Benefactors donated the equipment. Its cost is $75,000. Inside is American-Belgian hardware. The installation already supplies three medical facilities in the city with high-quality drinking water. It takes water from a well."

Photo: Telegram / Serhii Lysak / Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration

The filter system is mobile. It can be used in different areas. Water is transported by tanker trucks, which benefactors, the State Emergency Service, utility companies, and entrepreneurs have provided. Four wells were drilled. Three more are being arranged.

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Photo: Telegram / Serhii Lysak / Dnipropetrovsk Regional State Administration

In Nikopol, which is also currently without a centralized water supply, the utility services are modernizing networks and implementing a state infrastructure project. The head of the region inspected the water supply points.

Earlier, it was reported that communities in the Kryvyi Rih district are currently without water, so the construction of the Inhulets-Pivdenne water pipeline began there.

We also reported that the city of Oleshky in the Kherson region, which was flooded by high water after the Kakhovka dam destruction, was closed off by the Russian invaders: they allowed only residents with a Russian passport to evacuate.


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