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WASH Cluster Incident Report №177, 13/03/2019


Voda Donbasa (VD) informed WASH Cluster that on 13th March 2019 (at 10.58 am Kiev time), the 1st Lift Pumping Station the South Donbas Water Way (PS) was under shelling for 20-25 minutes. Staff of the PS took cover in the bomb shelter at that moment and only reported about heavy shelling. The full complement of day night shift workers of the PS, 16 people, were there during this incident. A repair team was also very close to the Pumping Station during incident and were also forced to take cover in the same bomb shelter. After the shelling the repair crew continued working, as did the staff of the pumping station.
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 for Donetsk city, Yasynuvata, Dokuchaievsk, Yasne and Olenivka in NGCA. Filter Station supplied include Donetska Filter Station (378, 983 people), Krasnoarmiiska Filter Station (267,403 people); Velykoanadolska Filter Station (89,241 people); and Starokrymska Filter Stations №1 and №2 (470,436 people).
The WASH Cluster is in touch with Voda Donbasa and OSCE and will inform about any additional information or needs.

United Nations Children's Fund
Original Publication Date: 
13 Mar 2019
Document type: 
Situation Report