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 can have negative
impacts on human healthin the long term.
More than 260 deep artesian wells have been drilled in
Kiev 10 to 20 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.
have officially been closed for several years for hygienical reasons
but in recent years the have been opened again; however regular
controls are missing now!!!
Ukrainians, living in
villages, are also at risk: water from shallow wells is often enriched
with nitrates and pesticides. Since the "Sanitary Epidemiological
Station" has been closed, hygienical controls are not continued.