Dnipro mayor urges residents to stock up on water amid power shortage

Upper half of Dnipro city may face water supply issues
Upper half of Dnipro city may face water supply issues

There may be problems with water supply in the upper part of the city of Dnipro due to a power shortage, Dnipro Mayor Borys Filatov announced on Telegram on March 22.

"Due to the lack of power supply, there may be problems with water supply in the upland part of the city," he wrote.

“The city water utility company will finish [repairs] by 9.00 p.m. Please take a little extra water, but you need not fill whole bathtubs. Also, follow the official messages of the military administration and the city council.”

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Russia carried out a mass attack on Ukraine's power grid on March 22.

Russian strikes targeted and hit generation facilities, transmission, and distribution systems in various regions across Ukraine.

There are power outages in some regions. Engineers are already working to restore power to affected households.

In total, Russian forces launched 12 missile attacks on Zaporizhzhya, destroying seven buildings and damaging a further 35.

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Police reported a "complete restriction" of traffic on the Dnipro Hydroelectric Power Plant dam. The advisor to the mayor of Mariupol, Petro Andriushchenko, said that the Russians had hit the dam of the Dnipro HPP.

In addition, critical infrastructure facilities were hit in Kryvyi Rih. Rolling blackouts have been introduced in the city to compensate for the lack of power.

Energy company DTEK announced the introduction of emergency blackouts in Dnipropetrovsk Oblast.

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Kharkiv is almost completely without electricity after the Russian military carried out more than 15 attacks on energy facilities.

Stabilization blackouts were introduced in Odesa as power facilities were damaged in the region.

Blackouts in Donetsk Oblast were also reported.

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