The first branch of the main water pipeline that was built to supply water to citizens after the explosion of the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant was launched into operation on 21 August. The Inhulets - Kriazheve branch will provide about 25% of the population in Kryvyi Rih with access to water.

The Ministry of Reconstruction announced this in a statement, the CFTS portal reports.

A pumping station pumps water from the Inhulets River through an underground pipe into the pipeline. It will then flow through an open channel into the Southern Reservoir and be delivered to the residents of Kryvyi Rih. The process of filling the water pipeline will take up to 10 days: over the next seven days, the water will first fill the 16-kilometer-long pipe, from where it will flow through the open canal, which is over 10 kilometers long, and finally reach Kryvyi Rih residents.

The Inhulets - Kriazheve branch consists of four lines; the remaining three are expected to be launched in early fall.

As previously reported, the project to restore water supply to the population centers affected by the water shortage caused by the explosion of the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant includes the construction of three main water supply lines: Inhulets - Pivdenne Reservoir (Kryvyi Rih); Khortytsia - Tomakivka - Marhanets; Marhanets - Nikopol - Pokrov.