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After a reactor at the Chornobyl nuclear power plant exploded in 1986, dozens of new water pumps were built in Kyiv to provide the capital with clean drinking water from aquifers.

Kyiv Post tests show that the water from the pumps is still among the cleanest available – certainly better than tap water.

There are around 200 pumps in Kyiv, although half of them currently aren’t working.

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