Sewers Reconstruction and Sewer Collector Construction on Petrovsky island Starts in 2021

SUE “Vodokanal of St.Petersburg” plans to start construction of a sewer collector on Petrovsky Island, as well as reconstruction of sewerage networks and rechanneling of direct discharges to the Zhdanovka and Malaya Neva rivers to wastewater treatment facilities, following to the design and survey completion in October 2021.

The Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation Awarded the “Universe of Water” the status of a federal platform for museum and exhibition events

At the end of June, the Complex was registered as a federal platform for museum and exhibition events by the decision of the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. This will allow SUE “Vodokanal of St.Petersburg” to enhance cooperation with national museums and to display their collections’ exhibits at 56 Shpalernaya Street.

“The scale is impressive”: Representatives of the Russian Water Utilities Highly Appreciated the South-West Wastewater Treatment Plant

On June 8th, representatives of the Kaliningrad and Leningrad regions water utilities visited the South-West Wastewater Treatment Plant (SWWTP) and the “Pulkovo-3” surface runoff treatment facility of SUE “Vodokanal of St.Petersburg”.

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Seven Fountains of St.Petersburg will be Rehabilitated in 2021

Vodokanal of St.Petersburg continues rehabilitation of city fountains and fountain complexes. The Company first formed the fountains restoration and rehabilitation program in 2019 under instructions of Alexander Beglov, the Governor of St.Petersburg.

Vodokanal Experts Name Main Reasons for Flooding During Cloudbursts and Identifies “Vulnerable” Areas of St.Petersburg

Specialists of SUE “Vodokanal of St.Petersburg”, within the framework of the RAINMAN Russian-Finnish project on urban drainage system adaptation to the rains intensity increase, have identified the territories that have the greatest risk of flooding.

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Three Thousand Specimens of Atlantic Salmon Released into the Neva

On May 24th, SUE “Vodokanal of St.Petersburg” together with North-Western Directorate of the Federal Agency for Fishery and the North-Western Branch of the Federal State Budgetary Institution Glavrybvod arranged an event for artificial reproduction of aquatic biological resources in the Neva River. Specialists of Vodokanal and the Nevsky Fish Hatchery of the North-Western Branch of the Federal State Budgetary Institution Glavrybvod released 3,000 juvenile Atlantic salmons into the Neva from Glavryba Island.

Vodokanal of St.Petersburg demonstrated water treatment process to journalists

On April 16th, specialists of SUE “Vodokanal of St.Petersburg” invited mass media representatives to the K-6 Unit (water treatment facilities complex) at the Southern Water Treatment Plant. On April 22, the K-6 Unit celebrates its 10th commissioning anniversary.

St. Petersburg key environmental project: Vodokanal commissioned the Okhta sewer collector

On March 23rd, a solemn ceremony with the Governor of St. Petersburg Alexander Beglov participation was held to complete the Okhta collector first stage construction. The event is the city environmental milestone. This project enabled Vodokanal to raise the municipal wastewater treatment level up to 99.5%. The ceremony coincided with several significant regional events - the “Ecology of Big City” and “Baltic Sea Day” forums.

In 2022, Vodokanal will construct a sewage collector, enabling 100% treatment of wastewater from Petrovsky Island

SUE “Vodokanal of St.Petersburg” has concluded contracts with the real estate developers of Petrovsky Island for connection to the centralized wastewater disposal system. The contracts signing enabled the final funding portfolio formation for the construction of a sewage collector, which will solve the wastewater disposal challenge and ensure 100% wastewater treatment on the island territory.

Vodokanal replaces the last old-type fire hydrant in St. Petersburg

On November 23, Vodokanal workers replaced the last worn out and outdated fire hydrant on Rastrelli Square in the Central District of St. Petersburg. From that moment on, the city will use 23 500 advanced fire hydrants which can be serviced or repaired without interrupting water supply to consumers. Moreover, the new hydrants will provide water for fire extinguishing in a reliable way.

Vodokanal of St.Petersburg restored the “Sculpture Fountain” in Aleksandvovskiy Park in Pushkin

SUE “Vodokanal of St. Petersburg” has completed the reconstruction of the fountain at the corner of Akademicheskiy Ave. and Dvortsovaya St. in Pushkin.

Vodokanal initiates amendments to current legislation to improve control over unpleasant odor from industries

On December 18, the online workshop “Legislation in New Year” - the traditional final event of the Russian Association for Water Supply and Sanitation (RAWSS) - ended. The participants discussed adopted or current legal initiatives and raised the acute issue of legislative control over unpleasant odors from wastewater facilities and their regulation.

City snow points receive the first snow in the season 2020-2021

St. Petersburg opened the new season of snow collection and disposal on December 11. The first truck with snow arrived at the permanent snow-melting station at 2, Rybinskaya st.

For the season 2020-2021, Vodokanal has prepared 18 points, 11 of which are permanent snow-melting stations (PSMS) and 7 permanent technically equipped snow collection points (PSCP). The total capacity of all the facilities is 101.5 thousand cubic meters per day.

Ten Vodokanalers hit the construction sector’s Best Workers List following the Stroymaster 2020 Competition

The award ceremony of the regional Stroymaster 2020 Professional Skills Competition took place in the Palace of Labor Grand Duke's living room on 10 December, with ten Vodokanal employees among the winners. This year, the organizers also gave awards to the sector’s veterans and members of the best labor dynasties alongside with top workers.

Seal pup Shlissik will stay at Vodokanal’s plant in Repino community for the next two years

The fate of the famous Ladoga ringed seal Shlissik is determined for the next two years. The cub which had twice refused to return to Lake Ladoga after rehabilitation and preferred human society to wild life will stay on Vodokanal premises in Repino community.

Vodokanal grants the opportunity to pay-off old debts without penalties

SUE “Vodokanal of St.Petersburg” announces a “New Year without Old Debts” stimulating campaign for the period from November 23, 2020 to December 31, 2020. Residents of St.Petersburg and the Leningrad Region will be able to pay their debts for cold water supply and sanitation services to SUE “Vodokanal of St.Petersburg” without delayed payment surcharges.

Vodokanal’s Optimus: multifunctional transforming toilet developed by the Company's specialists

The World Toilet Day is celebrated on November 19. This very day SUE “Vodokanal of St.Petersburg” is accepting a new mobile toilet-transformer based on a medium-duty truck. A modern and multifunctional vehicle is equipped with a loader crane and a tail lift, which enable reducing time and financial costs for the modular toilet complexes installation.

St.Petersburg sewage systems operation will be designed subject to the future climate change and the city development prospects

Online meeting of the “Towards higher adaptive capacity in urban water management” (RAINMAN) international project (within the Russia-South-East Finland Cross-Border Cooperation Program for the period 2014-2020 framework) implementation group was held on November 12, 2020. The project participants discussed the tasks completed in 2020.

Manhole cover theft reduced almost 4 times in 2020

In January – September, 2020, 178 Vodokanal’s manhole cover units located at 73 addresses in 13 districts of St.Petersburg were stolen. It was in Nevskiy, Vyborgskiy and Central districts of St.Petersburg that the biggest amount of manholes was stolen: 41, 26 and 23 respectively.

The extended fountain season 2020 is over in St.Petersburg

Vodokanal completed the fountain season 2020 (water images creation mode).The experts of the Company started to shut off the city fountains and fountain complexes. The fountains preservation for winter period is being performed.