Alushta, following Sudak, is switching to a limited water supply schedule, the mayor of the city Galina Ogneva said on her Facebook page.
The head of the city said that on February 17-19, restrictions will be introduced in test mode: water will flow in the morning from 5-00 to 10:00 and in the evening from 17:00 to 22:00. After that, the issue of switching to such a schedule from February 25 will be considered.
Ogneva also noted that now the volume of the Izobilnenskoye reservoir is 2.8 million cubic meters. m, daily inflow and water consumption – 20 thousand cubic meters. m. Thus, the water supply does not grow. Another part of the water is supplied from the source of Dzhur-Dzhur.
“To date, the introduction of a water supply schedule in Alushta is only being discussed. The final decision will be made after detailed consideration and calculations by specialists of the State Unitary Enterprise of the Republic of Kazakhstan” Water of Crimea “. We think first of all about the upcoming holiday season and the stable operation of our resort and tourism industry. Yes, we will conduct test shutdowns on February 17, 18 and 19 with water supply from 5 am to 10 am and from 5 pm to 10 pm But I repeat once again that the final decision on the introduction of the schedule will be made only after agreement with the Council ministers of the Republic of Crimea, “- said Galina Ogneva in a commentary to Profi.Travel.
The peninsula’s hotel industry admits that water supply problems are not new to the peninsula. Restrictions on the supply of water for accommodation facilities were introduced in the fall of 2020.
“The region has had fairly dry weather for two years in a row, and the summer of 2020 turned out to be the hottest ever on record,” says Igor Kozlov, who managed one of the resort hotels in the area of Partenit village in the summer season of 2020. – Back in September 2020, the accommodation facilities agreed to limit the water supply so that the fresh water supply would be sufficient until the period of rains and melting snows. At the same time, most hotels have industrial tanks in order to provide supplies of drinking water. As for the so-called industrial water – for irrigation and other purposes – its shortage was felt quite acutely. “
He also added that some facilities have their own water supply sources that are not connected by common water supply systems: these are wells or underground rivers.
The fact that hotels have the ability to stock up on water for future use even in conditions of limited supplies was confirmed and Natalia Stambulnikova, Chairman of the Association of Small Hotels of Crimea.
“Most hotels have large containers that can be filled during water supply and used during outages, so there shouldn’t be any serious problems for guests,” says Natalya Stambulchikova.
The Riviera Alushta Hotel reported that the property’s own reserves were sufficient to ensure stable work and comfort of guests even in the dry summer of 2020. Therefore, no serious problems are expected here in the upcoming season.
Profi.Travel’s interlocutors also reported that this winter was richer in precipitation compared to last, so we can expect that in spring, with the melting of snow, the reservoirs will be able to fill up to a sufficient level.
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