Water supply problems in temporarily occupied Berdyansk

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15:50, 28.03.2023

In the temporarily occupied city of Berdyansk (Zaporizhzhia region), water from the Dnieper has all but disappeared and citizens are supplied with technical water that is not suitable for domestic use.

This was reported by Viktor Dudukalov, deputy chairman of the Berdyansk district council, to Suspilnoye.

It is noted that the situation in the city is approximately the same as it was in the 1980s, when technical water was supplied through the water supply network, and drinking water was officially supplied only through water pumps.

According to the official, the townspeople take their drinking water from 4 standpipes. They are fed with water from wells from Azovskoye village.

Back in January, the Kakhovka reservoir shallowed out and could not fill the water pipes. As the occupants "played" with this reservoir, they drained the water. A similar situation arose as a result. This can badly harm Crimea as well; it can be left without centralized water supply at all," Viktor Dudukalov said.

He also noted that the water, which is supplied to people's taps, is not potable; it is exclusively technical. Moreover, it is of dubious quality. That is why household appliances break down.

Such a situation literally leaves the townspeople with no choice and forces them to buy water from producers working under the occupation authorities.

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Evgenia Ruban

Eugenia Ruban writes about political and economic news. She looks at large-scale phenomena in Ukrainian politics and economics from the perspective of how they will affect ordinary Ukrainians.