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WASH Cluster Incident Report №142, 25/07/2018

Dear All,

Today, Wednesday 25th July 2018, the WASH Cluster was informed that staff of Donetsk Filter Station (DFS) identified two new shell craters this morning, within the territory of the DFS after a night of shelling (staff took cover in the bomb shelter on several occasions). The first shell hit was near Sedimentation Tank No.1 (coarse sand and gravel is removed from the incoming water here), and the second hit was on the earth bank of the clean water tank No.2 (where drinkable water is stored). Fortunately, there was no serious damage and DFS continue to operate as normal, however the management of Voda Donbasa and staff of the DFS are concerned, given the lack of incidents since the “Harvest Ceasefire” started on 1st July 2018 (there was only one other incident at DFS, on 16th July).

Donetsk Filter Station supplies water to people on both sides of the Line of Contact in eastern Ukraine: Avdiivka, Kruta Balka, Vasylivka, Mineralne, Yakovlivka, Verkhniotoretske, part of Yasynuvata and western areas of Donetsk city. It provides clean water to a total of 378,983 people (May 2018 revised figures from Voda Donbasa).

In a minor incident, yesterday (24th July), staff of the DFS identified a newly damaged tree just outside the area of the filter station, near the main entrance. The road was also reportedly damaged by shrapnel.



United Nations Children's Fund
Original Publication Date: 
25 Jul 2018
Document type: 
Situation Report