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The situation with drinking water is getting worse in Mariupol

May 8, 2023

The situation with drinking water is getting worse in Mariupol. The occupiers are planning to combine two reservoirs, which could lead to an environmental disaster.


This was stated by the advisor to the mayor of Mariupol, Petro Andriushchenko, RBC-Ukraine reports citing his Telegram.

According to him, the water comes to the city from a reserve reservoir in the Old Crimea, which is filled through the Kalchik stream, which the Russians blocked inside the city and "turned into a swamp instead of a river."

"That's why we have a terrible problem with water. In the summer, in the heat of the day, the water level will not be enough to supply Mariupol with water even at the minimum, and the blocked Kalchyk will not allow the reservoir to recover," explained Andriushchenko.

He noted that the occupiers decided to implement the pre-war project of the Mariupol City Council for a new water supply system.

"It was a thoughtless decision. The project was about a water treatment plant and the construction of a water intake from two reservoirs - the Old Crimea and Pavlopol. Without going into details, the Russians have now decided to combine these two reservoirs," Andriushchenko said.

According to him, this could lead to an environmental disaster.

"The Pavlopol reservoir should be replenished through the Kalmius, provided that the Siversky Donets canal is working, which is not (which is why there is no water in Donetsk). As a result, if they do this, they will simply kill two reservoirs and all the flora/fauna around them at the same time. That's it," the mayor's advisor added.

Author - Serhii Kolomiets, 08/05/2023

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