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WASH Cluster Incident Report №176, 09/03/2019

KEY PUMPING STATION SHELLED REPEATEDLY

Voda Donbasa (VD) informed the WASH Cluster, that on the morning of 9th March 2019, staff of the 1st Lift Pumping Station the South Donbas Water Way (PS of SDWW) identified one destroyed section of the fence of the PS. Shrapnel and pieces of missile were identified near the damaged place.
The 1st LPS supplies water to five filter stations, between them providing clean water to more than 1,1 million people, mainly in GCA (Mariupol, Pokrovsk, Volnovakha) but also Donetsk city, Yasynuvata, Dokuchaievsk, Yasne and Olenivka in NGCA. The filter stations are 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).
During this incident, the two workers at the pumping station heard explosions in the early morning. It is perhaps noteworthy that the trilateral group in Minsk agreed to start another ceasefire on 8th March (at 0.00 am) and sadly, in spite of that, another incident sees to have affected water supply. Only by good fortune was no serious damage caused to the pumping station or injuries of civilian staff.
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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09 Mar 2019
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Situation Report