Simferopol, suffering from a severe drought, lost the opportunity to use the water from the local reservoir and was forced to switch to water from wells.
“Water reserves in the Simferopol reservoir are practically depleted. The water that is in it has long ago become not quite conditioned, "- quotes the words of Bazhenov" Interfax ".
He noted that the inflow of water into the reservoirs is now so negligible that one cannot count on it.
Severe drought in Crimea has been going on for two years. The shortage of fresh water on the peninsula has reached such proportions that public utilities were forced to impose forced restrictions on the supply of water to the population in 2020. Water supply to residential buildings is on schedule - there is only a few hours of tap water a day.
"For the same period last year (January 2020), 989 thousand cubic meters of water were raised, for this - 873 thousand, and from the city's reservoirs over the past day - only 47 thousand," Interfax quoted Bazhenov as saying.
The problem with the water supply of Simferopol is complicated by the fact that the constructed Veseloe-Dzerzhinskoe water main had to be stopped due to a breakdown; now many repair teams are working on its restoration.
Utilities are afraid that if it is not possible to restore the water pipeline in two days, the water from the Simferopol reservoir will be exhausted "almost completely." Forecasters predict that the drought in Crimea, which began two years ago, may continue this season.
To solve the problem of catastrophic water shortages in Crimea, the federal authorities adopted a 14-point program, which includes repairing pipes, building seawater desalination plants, and drilling underground wells. The total cost of the program is estimated at almost 50 billion rubles.