Simferopol runs low on water amid deficit in Ayan reservoir

Source : 112 Ukraine

Currently, the city is being supplied with water from underground sources
21:05, 7 December 2020

Ayan Reservoir
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Only eight days left until the water reserves of Ayan Reservoir, which provides fresh water to the capital of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea, Simferopol, are fully emptied.

This was stated by Water of Crimea's CEO Vladimir Bazhenov, RIA Novosti reports.

Currently, the city is being supplied with water from underground sources.

"We have water reserves in the Ayan reservoir for eight days, but it no longer frightens us as will have time to intercept water from wells," Bazhenov said.

Related: Crimean authorities initiate most severe stage of water supply restrictions

He added that the completion of a new section of the water supply system that would deliver artesian water to the southern part of the city would be completed that week.

As we reported earlier, in October 2020, the Russian government allocated 4.95 billion rubles (65 million dollars) to provide water supply in Crimea.

"The Republic of Crimea and the city of Sevastopol will receive 4.95 billion rubles for the creation of new water supply facilities," reads the message.

Besides that, Russia plans to allocate 11 million dollars for capital repairs of water pipelines and the development of additional wells.

Related: Ukraine to restore water supply to Crimea after full de-occupation, - MFA


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