Mykola Lukashuk explains how the Dnipropetrovsk region is solving the water supply issues
The water supply problems some areas of the Dnipropetrovsk region face after the Kakhovka HPP disaster are currently difficult. For example, the situation in Kryvyi Rih is more stable, while in the Nikopol area, it is more complicated.
Mykola Lukashuk, Head of Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Council, Deputy Chair of the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Defense Council, made the relevant statement at a briefing at the Media Center Ukraine – Ukrinform.
In particular, he noted that on behalf of the President, almost 159.7 million hryvnias were allocated to the Oblast military administration to provide Dnipro region residents with water. And now water is being delivered to both Nikopol and Kryvyi Rih areas by various means of transport.
“But, the situation in the Nikopol area is more complicated if to compare to those surrounding areas,” he noted. “More particularly, there are three large communities in the Nikopol area: Nikopol, Marhanets, and Pokrov. There are 20-30 points of drinking water distribution in each town. There is also daily delivery, including by rail, of both drinking and industrial water. This is to ensure that people are provided with water,” explained Mr. Lukashuk.
In addition, the head of the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Council emphasized that on behalf of the President, almost UAH 1.5 billion of funding was allocated to the State Restoration Agency for two new water pipeline construction to ensure the necessary functioning of the water supply.
“Why are there two new ones to be built? The reason for that is one pipe will supply the Nikopol area with water, and the other will provide water supply to the Kryvyi Rih area and the city of Kryvyi Rih as well as meet the region’s industrial needs. The Kakhovka reservoir was Kryvyi Rih’s main water source supply, provoding 70% of water consumption in the Kryvyi Rih area and the city of Kryvyi Rih. When it comes to Kryvyi Rih, there is another reservoir nearby, the Karachuny Reservoir. However, it can currently supply only 30% of the city with water,” he said.
Mykola Lukashuk emphasized that the Government and the Oblast military administration are now working towards implementing infrastructure projects as quickly as possible to build a new water intake and a new water supply system.
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