The reason for the absence of the central water supply in four settlements of Donbas is the break of the central water pipe due to the combat actions. Veronika Bakhal, the spokeswoman of the Chief Department of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine made such statement.
“In the result of the military actions, the break of the central water pipe took place. For the detection of the place of the break and holding of the repair works, the security guarantees on the safe holding of the works at the emergency part of the water pipe are not provided,” she noted.
More than 42,000 people living in Toretsk and Zalizne cities as wel as in Pivnichne and Pivdene villages are left without water supply.
On December 16, it was reported that the water losses increased at the water pipe “Horlivka-Toretsk” and the water supply at Horlivka Filter Station #2 was stopped.
The Emergency Service reported that there was a reservoir with drinking water in the volume of 10,000 cubic meters in Toretsk. The water is supplied to the city from the reservoir every hour if necessary. If the water reservoir runs empty, the cars will bring water to the locals.