DONETSK FILTER STATION: SHELLING AND HEAVY MACHNE GUN FIRE
Voda Donbasa has informed WASH Cluster at midday (Kyiv time) today, 19th December 2017, heavy machine gun fire around the Donetsk Filter station (DFS), then led to shelling. All employees retreated to the bomb shelter reporting ongoing ‘shaking walls’, indicating that some projectiles are falling within the territory of DFS.
WASH Cluster has informed OSCE about this and checked that the JCCC in Soledar was informed.
Donetsk Filter Station officially provides water to more than 345,000 people) and if it stops, either due to stoppage of the pumps upstream, or due to its own power being cut those people will rely on Verkhnikalmiuske FS, leaving all Donetsk city with only a single filter station working.
The WASH Cluster is in touch with ‘Voda Donbasa’ and will report any specific needs or updates to WASH Cluster partners.