After the Russian occupiers blew up the Kakhovka HPP on June 6 this year, more than 200,000 residents of the Nikopol district of the Dnipropetrovsk region were left without centralized water supply. These are residents of eight communities that used to draw water from the Kakhovka Reservoir. Its level dropped sharply from 17 meters, so local waterworks lost the ability to pump Dnipro water.
At the beginning of July, the Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine, Oleksandr Kubrakov, reported on preparatory works for the construction of three sections of the main water pipeline, with a length of almost 150 km. These waterworks are: Karachuniv reservoir – Kryvyi Rih – Southern reservoir, Marhanets – Nikopol, Khortytsia – Tomakivka, which will provide water to at least one million people from Dnipropetrovsk, Zaporizhzhia, Mykolaiv and Kherson regions. At the same time, the communities started implementing local projects that would be able to provide centralized water supply to people’s homes much faster.