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WASH Cluster Incident Report №175, 07/03/2019

KEY PUMPING STATION SHELLED

On 7th March 2019 (at 16.20 Kiev time), the 1st Lift Pumping Station the South Donbas Water Way (PS of SDWW) was under shelling which continued for forty minutes. Staff of the PS took cover in the bomb shelter and reported hearing heavy shelling and explosions. At the time only two staff were at the pumping station. The next morning Voda Donbasa water company, which delivers clean water to around 3.8 million people in the conflict affected oblast of Donetsk, assessed the territory of the PS and, fortunately, did not see any new damage or craters.
The 1st LPS supplies water to five filter stations, between them providing clean water to more than 1,1 million people, mainly in GCA, except Donetsk city, Yasynuvata, Dokuchaievsk, Yasne and Olenivka in NGCA: Donetska Filter Sstation (378, 983 people), Krasnoarmiiska Filter Station (267,403 people); Velykoanadolska Filter Station (89,241 people); Starokrymska Filter Stations №1 and №2 (470,436 people).
The WASH Cluster is in touch with Voda Donbasa and OSCE and will inform partners of any additional information or needs.

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08 Mar 2019
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Situation Report