On August 21, in the Kryvyi Rih district, the first of four lines of the main water supply system was launched, which will be able to provide the city and the district with a centralized water supply.
More than 2 months ago, the Russian army blew up the Kakhovskaya HPP, as a result of which more than a million inhabitants of the region, namely in the Nikopol and Kryvyi Rih districts, were left without water. The water supply is now being restored.
According to Valery Vakarchuk, a representative of the contracting company, the vast majority of water supply equipment and pipes were imported from abroad.
“The facility is very extensive. Currently, more than 300 people are involved in this, working around the clock. Over 100 devices. The water pipeline will consist of 4 lines of pipes with a diameter of one meter to 20 meters and a length of 27 kilometers,” said Valery Vakarchuk, a representative of the contracting company.
This water supply branch was built for 76 days, and its capacity is 100,000 cubic meters per day, which is almost thirty percent of the population's needs. The pumps will pump water from the Ingulets River to the Southern Reservoir, which was filled from Kakhovsky. As such, the Southern Lagoon will be replenished again, which will help supply people with water. However, local residents now complain about its quality.
“Water cannot be drunk, but it can be used. But we do not suffer without water. We tolerate everything as long as water flows into the city”, says Halyna, a resident of the Kryvyi Rih district.
“The issue of high quality water is now a very big problem, because water is taken from different reservoirs and is not always of high quality. high-quality water,” said Yevhen Sytnychenko, head of Kryvorizka RVA.
The launch of this water supply will also enable uninterrupted heat supply to the inhabitants of Kryvyi Rih during the heating season - says the head of the Dnipropetrovsk Oblast Council Mykola Lukashuk.
“Heating is primarily water. If there is no water, there will be no heating, and this is a great disaster. If there is no water, our enterprises will not work, people will not get their wages, and there will be no taxes in our budget and in the state,” said the head of the Dnipro Region Council, Mykola Lukashuk.
Metallurgical enterprises of the city and county will also be able to work at full capacity, which are currently operating at 20-30 percent due to the lack of water.
According to the head of the State Agency for the Reconstruction and Development of Infrastructure of Ukraine Mustafa Nayem, the total length of the state project is about 300 kilometers.
“Three sections are under construction. The first section is Ingulets-Kryvyi Rih, the next is Chortyca-Tomakivka. Then there will be Chortyca-Pokrov. Work on all these sections should be completed in October. I hope that by October the water will flow through all the waterworks. Now we are waiting for the arrival of the pumps, the installation of the pipeline is underway. All earthworks have already been developed, and all earthworks have been carried out throughout the area. About 30% of the pipeline has already reached it," said the head of the State Agency for the Reconstruction and Development of Infrastructure of Ukraine, Mustafa Nayem.
In total, about 13 billion UAH was spent on the project. According to the City Defense Council, at the end of September Kryvyi Rih will be able to exit the water-saving mode, and centralized water supply will be available in every house.