Oleksiy Danilov held a meeting on providing citizens with quality drinking water
Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksiy Danilov held a meeting on the implementation of the NSDC decision of July 30, 2021 “On the state of water resources of Ukraine”, enacted by the Decree of the President of Ukraine of August 13, 2021, № 357, in particular, on the issues of providing citizens with quality drinking water.
Opening the meeting, Mr. Danilov stressed that providing citizens with quality drinking water is a matter of national security because according to the Constitution of Ukraine, human life and health is the highest value.
According to the NSDC Secretary, local authorities are taking insufficient measures to ensure proper maintenance of centralized water supply and sewerage systems, as well as modernization of these systems to provide the population with quality drinking water in accordance with State sanitary norms and rules.
Mr. Danilov stressed the need for the local authorities to be most open for the population in the issues of the quality of drinking water they consume. “It is impossible to hide anything today. We should understand the clear picture in terms of each of the 1421 registered territorial communities, each of which must have a clear plan to provide the population with quality drinking water”, - the NSDC Secretary underscored.
Oleksiy Danilov placed particular emphasis on the need for an information campaign for the population about the importance of active participation in the decision-making process to maintain the proper technical condition of water supply networks and the quality of public utilities for the supply of drinking water.
Deputy Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine Oleksiy Solovyov, the NCSREPU member Olha Babiy, Deputy Head of the State Food and Consumer Service Anatoliy Vovnyuk, First Deputy Minister of Health of Ukraine Oleksandr Komarida, First Deputy Minister of Economy of Ukraine Denys Kudin, President of the Ukrainian Association of Water Supply and Sewerage Enterprises “Ukrvodokanalekologiya” Dmytro Novytskyi, Deputy Minister for Communities and Territories Development of Ukraine Natalia Khotsianivska, Acting Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine Ruslan Strilets, Deputy Executive Director of the Association of Ukrainian Cities Yaroslav Raboshuk, Deputy Director of the State Institution “O.M. Marzieiev Institute for Public Health” Nadiya Polka, experts of the NSDC Staff participated in the meeting.