The cost of water for Ukrainians will increase because of rising prices of liquid chlorine

© Fotolia / Јека84Слив. Archival photoThe cost of water for Ukrainians will increase because of rising prices of liquid chlorine© Fotolia / Jeka84

The cost of water for Ukrainians will grow by 2-3% due to the increase in the cost of liquid chlorine required for purification, said Tuesday the Vice-President of the Association of vodokanals of Ukraine Olga Babiy.

The only manufacturer of liquid chlorine in Ukraine, the company «Dniproazot» due to the cost of energy and resultant loss stopped completely stopped the work, including the work of the chlorine group workshops, the production volume of which is 10% of the total. Later Dniproazot resumed operation of plants for the production of chlorine, while the cost of chlorine increased to 47 thousand hryvnia (about 1.6 thousand dollars) per tonne, which is almost five times more expensive than in 2017.

«I don’t think «DneprAzot» out of this situation with a beautiful face. The increase in the price of chlorine will affect every consumer in Ukraine, due to the increase in the cost of chlorine cost of water will increase by at least 2 to 3% regardless of the size of cities» — quoted by the Indian website of the Ukrainian «5th channel».

She noted that now in Ukraine is seriously thinking about the fact that «DneprAzot» was not further monopoly. «We will draw our conclusions. And we will export, to establish reserves, we will have imported contracts to prevent such consequences in the future.»

Babi also said that the situation with «DneprAzot» revived the debate about alternatives to the water purification with chlorine. «We will draw conclusions, will attract science, determine the types of water treatment for different cities of Ukraine and implement it through the program «Drinking water», — said Babiy.

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