The water in Donetsk will be supplied to houses from 05.00 am to 10.00 am and from 05.00 pm to 10.00 pm because the water supply system was damaged in battles. The mayor of Donetsk Alexander Lukianchenko said at a press conference this Tuesday, June 17, Censor.NET reports citing ZN.UA and the press service of the Donetsk city council.
"I was forced to appeal to the President of Ukraine, Prime Minister and Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine in order to solve the problem of the cessation of hostilities in the locations of pumping stations. Negotiations with ATO and DPR leaders were carried out in order to give the opportunity to repair the water supply system. I am grateful to professionals and authorities of the public utility company "Voda Donbassa" (Water of Donbas), which are carrying repair operations in a very hard conditions," Lukianchenko said.
It was reported that the water supply of Donetsk is reduced by 20%, and totals 270 thousand cubic meters being taken from Makiivskyi and Verhnekalmiusskyi reservoirs.
The mayor added that such a desperate measure was taken due to the battles in the area of Sloviansk that complicate repairing of the damaged pump station and water lines of the channel Seversky Donets-Donbass first rising.
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Luk'yanchenko also expressed hope that Donetsk shall return to normal water supply mode in the next few days.