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  • Volodymyr Groysman about water supply in Donbas: A number of decisions were made to allow finding the solution to this vital problem for people
    Information and Communication Department of the Secretariat of the CMU, posted 09 July 2019 17:22

    The problem of water supply in Donbas was fixed. According to the Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman, the supply of the resource to the consumers will be carried out in a few hours.

    "Finally, we have managed to start restoring water supplies to Donbas. At the level of the President and the Government, a number of decisions were made that resolved this vital problem for people. I express gratitude for the work of Volodymyr Kistion, Ihor Nasalyk, Mykola Chechotkin and Eduard Krugliak. I hope that in a few hours people in Donbas will get water", said Volodymyr Groysman.

    Background 

    In April of this year, the Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman, while in Mariupol on a visit, got familiarized with the operation of one of the units of the municipal enterprise The Water of Donbas, which is one of the key providers of potable water to the settlements of the region. During the conversation with the leadership of the company, the Head of Government found out about the existing risks of possible blackouts and commissioned to work on the issue of preventing failures. In June, following the consultations with concerned ministries and departments, a decision was made to provide ME The Water of Donbas with the status of "protected consumer", which makes power outage impossible at the objects and units of the enterprise. As the Head of Government noted, people must get water as quickly as possible.

    On July 5 this year, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine by its decision banned the use of any restrictions on the supply of electricity to ME The Water Donbas. According to the Government sources, power outage causes disruptions with water supply, which in turn causes not only the social dissatisfaction of the residents but also poses a threat of sanitary, epidemiological and man-made nature. The blackout of ME The Water of Donbas means outage at 9 filtration stations, 152 water supply pumping stations, 24 sewage treatment facilities, and 74 sewage pumping stations located on the territory under the control of the Ukrainian authorities.

    Volodymyr Groysman about water supply in Donbas: A number of decisions were made to allow finding the solution to this vital problem for people