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WASH Cluster Incident Report №290, 25/11/2021

Dear All,


The WASH Cluster has confirmed with Voda Donbasa water company, that in the evening of 24th November 2021, at approximately 16:05 (Kyiv time), there was shelling around the Dokuchaievsk Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) located in Yasne settlement, which is near the Line of Contact (LoC), near Dokuchaievsk in the Non-Government Controlled Area (NGCA) of Ukraine.


As the shelling happened in the evening, there was a reduced night shift, on duty, consisting of 2 people and fortunately, the staff was not injured. However, the roof of the compressor building was damaged by a direct hit from a shell round. The WWTP was able to continue its operation, in normal mode. However, the wastewater plant in Yasne serves over 25,000 people living in Dokuchaievsk city: in the case of stoppages, untreated sewage would be released into the environment, with the obvious risks to public health, and wildlife, in the area.


Please don’t hesitate to contact the WASH cluster, at any time, for more information.


Best regards,

Operation(s)/ Webspace(s): 
United Nations Children's Fund
Original Publication Date: 
25 Nov 2021
Document type: 
Situation Report