The occupation authorities are considering the possibility of using cleaned sewage for irrigation of agricultural lands in the annexed Crimea, according to the Acting Director of the Institute of Agriculture of Crimea, Vladimir Pashtetsky.
“Quantity, which can be enough for 30-40 thousand hectares of drip irrigation. And then we would solve the issue of vegetable production, development of horticulture, and viticulture. It is the water, which we do not ask from God, but we can cleanse it after ourselves, and give it to the fields ... The water is quite suitable for irrigation. Roughly speaking, if it was not sewage, it would be also suitable for drinking, since mineralization within 200-300 g is the norm of drinking water,” he said.
Russian scientists from Siberia have created equipment that cleans sewage and makes it suitable for irrigation.
In turn, the expert of the World Data Center for Geoinformatics and Sustainable Development Sergey Gapon stated that cleaned sewage should not be used for irrigation of fields and gardens.
“Fields will receive just a huge amount of unnecessary organic matter, and, therefore, processes will take place in different uncontrolled directions.”
Earlier, it became known that the drought destroyed more than 20 thousand hectares of crops in the Crimea. The annexed peninsula is located in the zone of risky farming, and this year the crops were damaged because of the lack of rain.