Donetsk, Jun 2 — DAN. The water purified with Russian integrated treatment systems which were provided to the DPR will be used as the main source in case of water supply shutdown, Donetsk city administration head Alexey Kulemzin told the Donetsk News Agency on Thursday.

«The test carried out by the city sanitary epidemiological service shows that the treated water can be used for household and practical needs such as cleaning, laundering or face washing, ” Kulemzin said.  In case the water supply fully stops, it will be used as drinking water after settling and boiling.»

The Russian equipment can purify 408 cubic meters of water in 12 hours. Its maximum usage reaches 20 hours a day with the output at 680 cubic meters. Kulemzin said that there is no need to operate the equipment at full capacity at present but if the situation worsens, the water treatment systems will be utilized to the maximum.

In mid-April, Russia handed over to the Republic SKO-10 and SKO-8 integrated water treatment systems. They had been installed at three Donetsk water reservoirs and two ponds in Makeyevka. Water is distributed to the population every day at designated places. Follow the link to see these locations.

SKO purifies water from solid particles, suspensions, colloidal compounds, ferric iron, artificial substances, organic poisons, radionuclides, bacteria and viruses. The system can take water from any source. All treatment processes are fully automatic.

The authorities are making efforts to provide residents of frontline areas with water. Kulemzin said that at least 100 tons of drinking and service water are supplied daily to Donetsk’s Kievsky, Kirovsky, Kuibyshevsky and Petrovsky districts, Yelenovka, Staromikhailovka, Alexandrovka and other settlements that regularly come under fire. *jk