The Russian Ministry of Defense put into operation a water pipeline with a capacity of 15 thousand cubic meters of water per day in Sevastopol. This was announced on Saturday, December 19, by the Russian military department.
“Tests of the linear part and complex tests of the facility have been carried out, the relevant documents have been drawn up. The facility is being transferred for operation to the Sevastopol Vodokanal, ”the Defense Ministry noted.
It is emphasized that the pipeline route was laid with maximum preservation of the existing landscape. The station’s capacity is over 600 cubic meters per hour, which allows pumping 15 thousand cubic meters of water per day. The Ministry of Defense also added that the station is fully automated.
Deputy head of the department Timur Ivanov added that a water intake is being built on the Belbek River. This facility includes a storage pool with a capacity of 150 thousand cubic meters, as well as a drainage system, a water metering unit, a linear water conduit and other related engineering infrastructure.
On December 17, Russian leader Vladimir Putin said during a press conference that there is enough fresh water in Crimea. Putin pointed to the existence of a plan to restore water supply in the republic and the allocation of funds to solve the problem. At the same time, he added that there may be large reserves of fresh water under the Sea of Azov.
The head of Crimea Sergey Aksenov announced that a unique desalination system will be built in Crimea at the end of September. The installation was planned to be built on the seashore in the village of Nikolaevka, Simferopol region of the republic. From the chosen place to Simferopol there is a 30 km straight section.
At the same time, the head of the republic specified that three wells were being drilled to provide water to the residents of Simferopol, Simferopol and Bakhchisarai districts, which will produce 10 thousand cubic meters of water per day. Another 40 thousand cubic meters will come from three underground water intakes.
The problem with water supply in Crimea arose in 2014, when Ukraine cut off the water supply through the North Crimean Canal, which provided up to 90% of the peninsula’s needs. Now residents and enterprises of the region receive water from local sources.