The Crimea is concerned: taking into account expenditures of drinking water on the Peninsula, it will last for a maximum of 3 months.
According to the so-called Chairman of the state Committee on water economy and melioration of the occupied Crimea Igor Weil, the water on the Peninsula will last for 90-100 days. He argues that the situation is not critical, but intense, so you need to rationally use water, writes TASS.
The occupation authorities of Simferopol said that now is the most acute problem. To save drinking water, the decision about cutting off hot water in everyday life and transition to the schedule of supply of cold water in the morning and evening from February 10.
Why in the Crimea, the lack of potable water?
After the annexation in 2014, Ukraine stopped supplying water to Crimea. Mainland Ukraine was provided to 85% of needs of the Crimea in fresh water through the 400-km-long North-Crimean canal linking the main channel of the Dnipro Peninsula.
Earlier, the underground water of the Crimea was replenished with fresh water from mainland Ukraine, not allowing them to become salty. Now the ecological situation on the Peninsula has deteriorated significantly: reservoirs and groundwater sources are drying up and the soil salted and becomes infertile.
Earlier the Deputy from “public Servants” Yuri Aristov said that the Ukrainian government had the idea of continuing water supply to the occupied Peninsula. In particular, it was on sale. But the representative of the President of Ukraine in the Crimea Anton Korynevych said that the water supply in the Crimea will resume only after de-occupation.