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WASH Cluster Incident Report №124, 25/04/2018

SHELLING VERY NEAR 1st LIFT PUMPING STATION of SDWW AND DFS

Voda Donbasa (VD) has informed WASH Cluster, that the territories of Donetska Filter station (DFS) and territory of 1st Lift Pumping station (PS) of South Donbas Water Way (SDWW) were shelled during a morning (since 6 am). All staff were in bomb shelters until 8.30 am. For the moment they didn’t have chance to assess the territories and confirm any damages, and staff changeovers have not been possible.

Fears of VD include that 3.5 tons of liquid chlorine is stored at DFS and about the security of their staff.  

Fortunately, for the moment there is no injures after this shelling and the PS and DFS continues its operations in normal mode.

The 1st Lift PS of the South Donbas Water Pipeline supplies raw water (which originally arrives via the SDD channel) to five filter stations:  Donetsk FS (supplying more than 345,000 people); Krasnoarmiska FS (252 625 people); Velykoanadolska FS (100 975 people); and Starokrymska FS №1 and №2 (471 816 people in Mariupol). Overall, it supplies 1.17 million people.

Donetsk Filter Station supplies water to the following settlements: Avdiivka, Kruta Balka, Vasylivka, Mineralne, Yakovlivka, Verkhniotoretske, part of Yasynuvata and western areas of Donetsk city, and it officially provides water in total to 345,309 people (December 2016 figures from Voda Donbasa).  

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Original Publication Date: 
25 Apr 2018
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Situation Report