However, daily problems with water supply did not prevent the State Unitary Enterprise of the Republic of Kazakhstan “Water of Crimea” from raising tariffs for utilities, including water supply and sanitation.
“Since July 1, tariffs for utilities have been raised in Kerch,” says Kirill Bakharev from Kerch. – Tired that the water cut-off is reported much later than it is turned off. But the increase in tariffs for water supply was instantly reported and sent to all social networks. Why on earth do we have an increase in payment for water, which we do not see at all for days? Someone is more lucky, the water is turned off only once a month, and someone less – and they sit without water for 4 days. I constantly see messages about the supply of water, but it was not and is not in some areas. Sunday, 30 degrees, terrible heat. Are we trying to organize a cholera outbreak, are we not enough of the coronavirus? We endlessly write applications, they are only accepted and fed with promises. Hands are already giving up, here it is – the price of annexation. “
Even if residents are warned in advance about water cut-off, due to pressure problems at substations, many simply do not have time to stock up, because water does not even reach their streets.
“Sometimes they warn about blackouts, but the problem is that before the shutdown, due to low pressure, water does not reach all the streets and it is simply impossible to make a supply,” complains Tamara Nagaeva from the Beloe microdistrict. – There are two large containers in the yard, we save the water like the apple of our eye, we fill the eggplants, buckets, everything that is at hand. You never know when the next time you will sit without water for several days. From July 1 to July 4, we did not have water, on weekdays we were told that the pressure was low and that was the problem, and on weekends there was absolutely silence. ”
The Russian government last fall developed plan to ensure water supply to Crimea, which “will provide additional water supply to Crimea and Sevastopol in the amount of at least 309 thousand cubic meters per day.” Among the measures are the development of new water sources, the construction of hydraulic structures, water supply and sewerage facilities, infrastructure overhaul, as well as the construction of desalination plants.
However, the Russian government and the Crimean government could not agree on desalination. While the Russian government has desalination consider as an extreme measure, the head of Crimea, Sergei Aksenov, declares that this is the only way out, and therefore, according to words Chairman of the Crimean Council of Ministers Yuri Gotsanyuk, the construction of desalination plants for the needs of Simferopol and Yalta should begin as early as 2021.