Can you help keep water flowing in Ukraine?

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Since the Russian invasion on February 24, much of the vital water and sewerage infrastructure within the Ukraine has been destroyed. To help the country rebuild, a leading Ukrainian organisation has issued a heartfelt appeal for equipment.

Water sector workers in the Ukraine report vital water infrastructure is being deliberately targeted and some water companies only have a few days worth of chemicals and fuel left. Just a few days ago four workers died while trying to fix broken assets at a water treatment site.

Ukrainian Rusian Lavrinenko, chief executive of water technology company Zander-Angro, shared how the countries water workers are desperately trying to maintain business as usual despite the increasingly desperate circumstances.

“A lot of [water] infrastructure is completely damaged, and citizens who are hiding from the bombing and shelling have no water. Water supply is scarce even in some hospitals,” said Lavrinenko. “After the war is over, it will be a big task to repair the damage that has been done.”

The Ukrainian Association of Water and Sewerage Companies has issued an urgent call to all companies, public organisations and private citizens for support and assistance.

At present they are looking for donations of equipment such as:

  • Generators
  • Emergency repair kits, including hands tools, hydrodynamic and welding equipment
  • Pumps for drinking water and wastewater
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) including gas masks, chemical protection suits and wetsuits
  • Components for automotive equipment such as tyres and batteries.

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