In most cities, surface waters are
the main source of drinking water. Treatment and
of this water are rather problematic: toxic effects
on water organisms (En / Ru) and formation of byproducts that have negative
impacts on human health.
More than 260 deep artesian wells have been drilled in
Kiev 5 to 10 years ago to provide alternative drinking water;
here people can fill up their daily ration; the only question is:
always provide safe drinking water ? ...... In some cases
doubts are justified.
Update: recently, most od those wells
have officially been closed !!!
Ukrainians, living in
villages, are also at risk: water from shallow wells is often enriched
with nitrates and pesticides.