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WASH Cluster Incident Report №270, 20/07/2020

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The WASH Cluster was informed of shelling on Monday, 20th July, close to the 1st Lift Pumping Station of the South Donbas Water Way (PS of SDWW), which started at 19:00 and finished at 19:20. Two people from the night shift of Voda Donbasa water company took cover in the on-site bomb shelter during what sounded like heavy shelling.

Fortunately, there were no injuries and no damage was caused.

This shelling put water supply to 1.1. million people once more at risk. The 1st LPS supplies water to five filter stations, between them providing clean water to more than 1.1 million people, mainly in Government Controlled Areas (GCA), except for Donetsk city, Yasynuvata, Dokuchaievsk, Yasne and Olenivka in NonGovernment Controlled Areas (NGCA). The five Filter Stations supplied include Donetsk Filter Station (378, 983 people), Karlivska (old name – Krasnoarmiiska, 267,403); Velyko-Anadolska (89,241 people); and two Starokrymska Filter Stations №1 and №2 (470,436 people).

The WASH Cluster is in touch with Voda Donbasa and will inform partners of any additional information or needs.