In Ukraine, the first thread on the “Inhulets – Kriazheve” section of the main water pipeline was put into operation. It will provide access to water for about 25% of the population of Kryvyi Rih city in the Dnipropetrovsk region. About a million Ukrainians are experiencing water supply interruptions due to the Russian terrorist attack at the Kakhovka HPP. In some settlements, water is delivered by tankers, and people buy drinking water in bottles.
To launch the first section, water from the Inhulets River is supplied by a pumping station to the underground pipeline. It then flows through an open channel to the Southern Reservoir and is supplied to the residents of Kryvyi Rih. This process will take up to 10 days. In general, the section “Inhulets – Kriazheve” consists of four threads, the launch of the remaining three should take place at the beginning of autumn.
“I thank the builders who are directly involved in the work and are doing everything possible to make the water pipeline fully operational as soon as possible. To ensure maximum transparency of project implementation, consulting engineers and independent technical supervision are involved in each construction site. It is important that we have the support from international partners who understand the scale and importance of the project and help to implement it,” said Oleksandr Kubrakov, Deputy Prime Minister for the Restoration of Ukraine – Minister of Communities, Territories, and Infrastructure Development of Ukraine.
Water pipeline construction works are ongoing 24/7. The State Restoration Agency is engaged in the project implementation with the full assistance of local and regional authorities.
A comprehensive technical audit of the project documentation for the construction of all three sections of main water pipelines will be conducted with the support of USAID_VzayemoDiya.
The main water pipeline project consists of three sections with a total length of almost 150 km. The launch of two more sections, “Marhanets – Nikopol – Pokrov” (40.9 km) and “Zaporizhzhia – Tomakivka – Marhanets” (76.7 km), is expected.
Photo: Ministry of Infrastructure of Ukraine