Restoration of the Dnipro Region After the Undermining of the Kakhovka Dam

by Meifan Honcharuk
Monday, July 3, 2023
Restoration of the Dnipro Region After the Undermining of the Kakhovka Dam

Only a month after the tragedy, it was possible to return the water supply to several towns

On July 6, the Russian army blew up the Kakhovka hydroelectric power station, creating a humanitarian catastrophe in Ukraine's Kherson, Zaporizhzhia and Dnipro regions. The Kherson region suffered the most because the Kakhovka HPP is located there. In the destroyed towns, there was no light and water. The state equipped 270 points where Ukrainians could get food and drinking water (you see it on the cover).

Almost a month after the disaster, the water supply was restored in Pokrovsk town, Dnipro region, and in a couple of days, 50.000 Ukrainians in this town can again partially return to normal life. There was no water all this time because its water canal was fed from the Kakhovka reservoir.

In the first 3 days, maximum chlorinated water will flow through the pipes, disinfecting the water supply. Therefore, water should not be consumed. Further, it is planned to launch water supply in 3 other towns of the region:

  • Nikopol – the restoration of water supply within 5 days. Today, only 30% of the town's water supply and drainage system functions.
  • Manganese – engineers are restoring the city's water supply;
  • Kryvyi Rih – citizens receive water for several hours a day. Today, a new pipeline is being built to connect the city to the Yuzhne reservoir instead of the devastated Kakhovsky. So water will appear in 2 districts of the town.
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