Residents of Donetsk Oblast will be able to get free drinking water

07 August 2023

USAID Economic Resilience Activity (ERA) purchased water filtration equipment for a healthcare facility in Donetsk Oblast, which was installed at a well.

The water treatment plant consists of a filtration station, pumps, a 1,000-liter water tank, additional filters, and a reverse osmosis system. This equipment will be able to produce 24,000 liters of drinking water per day, supplying up to 5,000 people daily with free water, including patients and staff.

In the context of constant shelling by Russia’s troops, and pipe bursts in the Second Donetsk Water Supply System due to old, worn-out infrastructure for centralized water supply, this equipment will provide residents and IDPs with access to clean drinking water.

“The quality of water used in everyday life and for drinking is one of the determining factors of a high quality of life. Almost all water requires some kind of treatment to bring it to a satisfactory state. The insidious war waged by the Russian Federation in Ukraine has become one of the most serious challenges to the country’s centralized drinking water supply and wastewater services. Thanks to USAID ERA, the installation of these water purification filters will allow us to receive high-quality, safe water that does not require treatment before consumption and use for technical purposes. Given the difficult socio-economic situation in the country and in Donetsk Oblast due to martial law, this assistance is a significant contribution to the health and security of the nation and another step towards Ukraine’s future victory,” commented the general director of the facility where the equipment will be installed.

After installation, water from the well was sent for analysis to the local water utility’s laboratory. Once positive results come back, people will be able to take water from this facility.