A desalination station in Yalta will cost 3 billion rubles, said the head of Crimea, Sergei Aksenov. In his opinion, only desalination will provide a guaranteed solution to the problem of water supply.
“A feasibility study is being prepared for the Yalta site. The total amount of funds is about 3 billion rubles. Funding sources have been identified and work has begun. In general, the dynamics are aimed at making the holiday season comfortable, ”said Mr. Aksenov during a joint briefing with the head of the Ministry of Economy, Maxim Reshetnikov. The minister was on a visit to Crimea on Saturday. The head of Crimea did not disclose the technical parameters of the installation and the manufacturer due to the sanctions regime.
Earlier, Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin said that desalination is a backup option and an extreme measure to solve the problem of water shortage.
After the annexation of Crimea to Russia in 2014, Ukraine stopped supplying water to the republic. Previously, Kiev provided up to 85% of the peninsula’s needs for fresh water through the North Crimean Canal. Simferopol, Yalta, Alushta and settlements near these cities were transferred to water supply schedules. This is due to the low water observed in Crimea in 2019–2020.
How Crimea prepares for the holiday season in these conditions – in the material “Kommersant FM” “Hotels in Crimea accumulate water.”