The Russian occupation authorities have developed the plan of water supply of Crimea from water-well holes and the Azov Sea within which it is planned to increase the daily volume of fresh water supply twice up to 300,000 cubic meters as Kremlin reported citing Vice PM of Russia Marat Khusnullin.
“As a result of the fulfilled events, we already have additional 70,000 cubic meters of water per day in Sevastopol. We succeeded to reach such a result from water transfer from Kadykovsky quarry, boring of extra water-well holes, repair of supply networks,” the Russian official noted.
According to him, the Defense Ministry of Russia has built the water-intake facility at Belbek River with a water and wastewater treatment facility and it can already supply water to the network. It will allow to increase the volume of water supply up to 50,000 cubic meters per day.
Moreover, underground sources were found. In the territory of Sevastopol and Crimea, the boring of water-well holes continues. Particularly, in the territory of Sevastopol, 17 water-well holes will appear.
The occupation authorities also intend to build sewage treatment works. Some parts of product water will be used for technical needs. The issue is about 10,000 cubic meters per day. In the territory of Sevastopol, the rates of supply of fresh water will make 97,000 cubic meters per day.
In Simferopol, the daily supply of water makes 90,000 cubic meters per day as of today. Beshterek-Zuisky water conduct is technically ready for launch. The water supply with it will make 110,000 cubic meters per day.
The water conduct was built in Saky area at Ivanivsky aquifer and extra water-well holes in Simferopol, 70,000 cubic meters of water were supplied these months. Another five water-well holes will be opened soon.
The work continues on consideration of water supply from the bottom of the Azov Sea. The boring of the first water-well holes will start in April.
On March 10, it was reported that the occupant government of the annexed Crimea prepares to file a lawsuit against Ukraine due to the 'damage caused to the peninsula by water blockade’. It is specified that Speaker of the so-called "State Council of Crimea" Volodymyr Kostyantynov asked the proper committees to prepare information about damage from the shutdown of the North-Crimean channel to the environment, agriculture and enterprises of Crimea, as well as the health of the citizens of the peninsula.
However, First President of Ukraine Leonid Kravchuk believed that the responsibility for supplies of water to Crimea, in accordance with the international law, lies on the country-occupant. However, earlier, Kravchuk admitted the possibility of a water supply to the annexed peninsula from Ukraine.