Due to the filling of the Mykolaiv water supply system with salt water from the Dnipro-Buzka estuary, pipes throughout the city were damaged by corrosion.
In the ninth month of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, it became clear that 240 kilometers of water pipes in Mykolaiv were damaged by corrosion due to salt water.
As reported by Suspilne , the general director of the municipal utility Mykolaivvodokanal, Boris Dudenko, stated this, noting that due to the filling of Mykolaiv’s water supply system with salt water from the Dnipro-Buzka estuary, pipes throughout the city were damaged by corrosion.
According to Dudenko, in general, more than 240 kilometers of pipes need to be replaced. Currently, cooperation with the “Red Cross Society”, “UNICEF” has started. The cost of repairing the city network is so large that neither the local nor the state budget can cover it.
“Very serious corrosion is happening, and all our pipes are becoming unusable for us to use and supply water to the city,” Dudenko said.
From November 15 to 17, Mykolaiv remained without water due to the complete destruction of a six-meter section of a reinforced concrete pipe on the city highway.