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The first line of the main water pipeline, which is intended to supply water to the cities and districts in several regions affected by the collapse of the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant’s dam, is scheduled to be launched in August 2023.

Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister/Minister of Community Development, Territories, and Infrastructure Oleksandr Kubrakov announced this, the CFTS portal reports.

"About 1 million Ukrainians have water-supply interruptions because of the explosion of the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant’s dam. In some settlements, water is being delivered by tankers and drinking water has to be bought in bottles," he said.

According to him, an industrial water pipeline consisting of three lines with a combined length of 150 kilometers is currently being built around the clock.

The first line will provide water to residents of Kryvyi Rih and neighboring communities.

Kubrakov emphasized that the industrial water pipeline is a complex project. According to him, the water pipeline is essentially being built from scratch.

"The construction of the water pipeline requires large amounts of resources and equipment. We have already contracted all Ukrainian producers of large-diameter plastic pipes, and we have booked all the currently available high-capacity pumping stations for the project. The production of this level of equipment takes 7–12 months, and we do not have that much time. We are persuading global manufacturers to give us the equipment out of turn. The main challenge is the very tight implementation timeframe. The goal is to launch the first line by the end of August," Kubrakov said.