Since Wednesday evening, the operational services of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk have received hundreds of complaints from citizens in connection with an unpleasant foreign smell in tap water, Kommersant was told at the mayor's office on Thursday, January 26. In connection with the situation that has arisen, a hotline has been organized to receive messages about water quality. Appeals are also accepted by the single number of the rescue service 112.
In Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, an urgent meeting of the headquarters for emergency situations was organized. Specialists from RVC-Sakhalin, the city administration, the regional ministry of housing and communal services and the territorial department of Rospotrebnadzor went to the Lugovoye and Rogatka water intakes.
According to RVC-Sakhalin (the company that provides Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk with cold water supply), specialists from the resource supply organization checked the operation of the water utility facilities. During the night from 25 to 26 January, water quality was monitored at water intakes. For the period from 20:30 on January 25 to 4:00 on January 26, 37 samples were examined, including samples at the applicants' addresses. Inspections confirmed the compliance of the supplied water with quality standards. Exceeding the indicators of the smell of water was also not recorded - according to the scale of organoleptic analysis, the smell is at the level of the upper permissible limits. Research results promptly transmitted to the situational headquarters created by the authorities of the region.
Water quality monitoring will continue, including with the involvement of alternative laboratories. Interaction with residents who have previously submitted applications will also continue. A specially created group of RVC-Sakhalin experts is working on establishing the causes of the situation.
Water supply is provided to 15 kindergartens and five secondary schools. It is carried out at the request of educational institutions. The situation was taken under personal control by the governor of the Sakhalin region Valery Limarenko and the mayor of the regional center Sergey Nadsadin. Meanwhile, the City Attorney's Office start verification of the fact of contamination of tap water.