The government of Alushta town (Crimea) decided to limit the supplies of water for local residents. The restriction is to be implemented next week; it will not concern local hotels and spa retreats, Interfax news agency reported.
The townspeople will have access to water five hours a day.
As is known, the occupied Crimea is facing water shortage. In early March, the occupant "Ministry of Housing and Utilites" claimed full exhaustion of two water storages, Simferopolske and Zahorske. The latter used to provide water for residents of Yalta town and Bakhchysarai district for many years.
Ukraine could face the lack of drinking water before 2050; the reason is that the rivers in this country are overloaded with garbage and toxic substances. Press office of the State Inspection for Environmental Policy of Ukraine reported that on March 22.
"According to the estimates of Hydrometeorological Service, the share of toxic substance in Ukrainian rivers exceeds the maxumum norms by 30-40 times. Due to that, according to forecasts of the Institute of Water Problems and Soil Improvement, Ukraine will have to import drinking water by 2050", said Andriy Malyovany, the Head of the State Inspection for Environmental Policy.
The official added that water is considered a renewable source, but its resources on Earth have been running out dramatically.