Crimean authorities want to use unsafe water for irrigation and drinking

The “powers” of Crimea are studying the possibility of filling the North Crimean channel with water from the Donuzlav and the Sasyk-Sivash lakes and use it for drinking and agricultural needs.

According the press-service of the Committee on Water Management and Soil Reclamation, the “head” of Crimea Sergey Aksenov encharged with such a task. “Chemical analysis of water samples from the Donuzlav and the Sasyk-Sivash lakes showed its higher mineralization. The irrigation water of that quality negatively affects soil fertility, yield and quality of agricultural products. To use water from the lakes for drinking and agricultural needs, some additional measures should be taken to change its quality,” noted the Committee.

As we have informed, Ukraine ceased to serve water to the peninsula through the North-Crimean Canal after the annexation of Crimea by Russia. Previously, Ukraine had provided up to 85% of the peninsula needs in fresh water.

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