Only 5% of Mariupol residents have access to running water
Even though the Russian invaders claim to have connected 502 homes to the water supply, the lack of clean drinking water is still the main concern for people in Mariupol.
“Drinking water is No.1 issue in Mariupol. It is simply not available, even if it’s low quality. Even if one might believe (though it’s not worth it) that the occupiers have connected 502 homes, including private ones, to the water supply,” Petro Andriushchenko, the adviser to the Mariupol mayor, remarked.
He clarified that Mariupol has 50,280 residential buildings, including 2,280 multi-apartment complexes and 48,000 single-family homes. More than 40% of them are damaged, including 12,000 private estates and 1,368 high-rise structures. So, in Mariupol, 36,912 residential buildings survived (roughly saying) where people live now.