Elimination of Consequences After the Kakhovka Teract 

by Meifan Honcharuk
Tuesday, July 4, 2023
Elimination of Consequences After the Kakhovka Teract 

The start of the construction of a water pipeline that will return water to the Dnipro, Zaporizhzhia, Mykolaiv and Kherson regions

On June 6, the Russian army blew up the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station, leaving over a million Ukrainians without water supply in 4 regions: Dnipro, Zaporizhzhia, Mykolaiv and Kherson. Immediately after the tragedy, the country's government allocated $41 million from the Fund for the elimination of the consequences of the war.

On July 4, construction began on an entirely new main water pipeline with a length of ≈ 150 km, which will connect these settlements and their reservoirs:

  • Kryvyi Rih — Southern reservoir;
  • Manganese — Nikopol reservoir;
  • Khortytsya (DVS2) – Tomakovka reservoir.

Foreign partners were involved in the project, from whom Ukraine bought pipes of the required diameter and specialized pumps.

We remind you that the Kakhovka reservoir contained 18 billion m³ of water, which fed the regions and maintained the safety of the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. This amount of water could drink the entire planet for 24 months.

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