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WASH Cluster Incident Report №84, 04/10/2017


Voda Donbasa (VD) has informed WASH Cluster, that this morning (4th October at 8 a.m.) the 1st lift Pumping Station (PS) of the South Donbas Water Pipeline was under the shelling. During this time, staff was in the bomb shelter and the PS continues to operate in normal mode. After explosions finished, the staff was able to leave the shelter and inspect the territory of the station. On the territory of the PS, several hits of projectiles were recorded - near the garage, bomb shelter, petrol station, also cars were damaged by splinters. Fortunately, there is no staff injured.

For the moment, PS continue to operate in normal mode, however due to the sharply increased number of shelling, company's management has fears for their personnel and critical equipment of the pumping station.

The 1st Lift PS of the South Donbas Water Pipeline supplies raw water (which originally arrives via the SDD channel) to five filter stations (December 2016 figures from Voda Donbasa:

Donetsk FS (supplying part of Donetsk, Yasynovata, Verkhnyotoretskoe, Krasnyi Partizan, Vasylivka, Spartak).  Donetsk Filter Station officially provides water to more than 345,000 people) and if it stops, either due to stoppage of the pumps upstream, or due to its own power being cut those people will rely on Verkhnikalmiuske FS, leaving Donetsk city with only a single filter station;
Krasnoarmiska FS (35 settlements in Krasnoarmisk(Pokrovsk) rayon) – 252 625 people;
Velykoanadolska FS (Volnovakha, Dokuchaevsk, Vuhledar, Novotroitskoe, Vladimirovka, Yasne and 4 villages) – 100 975 people; and
Starokrymska FS №1 and №2 (Mariupol) – 471 816 people.

The WASH Cluster is in touch with ‘Voda Donbasa’ and will report any specific needs and updates to WASH Cluster partners. 

United Nations Children's Fund
Original Publication Date: 
04 Oct 2017
Document type: 
Situation Report