Crimean authorities initiate most severe stage of water supply restrictions

Source : 112 Ukraine

Drinking water will be provided for three hours in the afternoon and evening
16:35, 7 September 2020

In Crimea, the third, most severe, stage of restrictions on water supply has officially begun, Crimea.Realities reports.

Strict restrictions have been applied in Simferopol, as well as in Bakhchysaraiskyi and Simferopolskyi districts. Drinking water can be collected strictly during the limited hours: from 6:00 to 9:00 and from 18:00 to 21:00.

Thus, local authorities expect to reduce water consumption to 100 thousand cubic meters per day instead of 160 thousand cubic meters.

Related: Ukraine ready to provide Crimea with water in case of humanitarian catastrophe, - PM

These measures are caused by the drought and shallowing of reservoirs. On July 26, Kacha River near Suvorove village dried out; on August 3 – Alma River near Partyzanske reservoir; on August 13 – Chorna River above Chornorichtnsky reservoir; on August 18 – Belbek River near Fruktove village. On August 29, for the first time of hydro-meteorological observations, the Tonas River dried out; it is the right tributary of Biyuk-Karasu River. The influx of water to Partyzanske and Chernorechensky reservoirs stopped and the influx to other reservoirs was insignificant

As we reported earlier, Head of the Ukrainian delegation to the Trilateral Contact Group on Donbas Leonid Kravchuk stated that Ukraine might renew the water supply to Crimea if it faced a humanitarian catastrophe.

However, water supply to the industrial and military infrastructure in the occupied peninsula is out of the question.

Related: Five rivers providing fresh water dry out in annexed Crimea

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