News

21.05.2020
Vodokanal’s expert will represent Russia in the HELCOM group for the Baltic Sea environment protection

Olga Rublevskaya, Director of the Department for Analysis and Technological Development of Water Supply and Wastewater Disposal Systems of SUE “Vodokanal of St. Petersburg”, was re-nominated by the HELCOM’s decision as the Russian representative in the Baltic Sea Regional Nutrients Recycling Strategy working group. The Strategy aims to promote environmental-friendly nutrients recycling in the Baltic region.

11 views
15.05.2020
Radiant”, “Admiralteysky” and “Rainbow” are the names selected by the citizens for three nameless fountains

SUE “Vodokanal of St. Petersburg” has summed up the results of the popular vote for the names of three nameless fountains, the reconstruction of which is planned for 2020. Within two weeks St. Petersburg citizens chose from 8 proposed options and came up with more than a hundred of their own names. By May 19, Vodokanal specialists counted the votes and announced the results of an independent voting.

9 views
24.04.2020
St. Petersburg Vodokanal conducted a virtual launch of fountains in the season of 2020

Launching of city fountains is one of the symbols of the incoming of spring in St. Petersburg. This year, due to the measures taken to combat the spread of new coronavirus infection (COVID-19), most of the citizens are greeting spring staying at home

5 views
13.04.2020
Environmental contribution: Vodokanal of St.Petersburg enhances treatment of the Baltic Sea eutrophication inducing nutrients

Vodokanal of St.Petersburg has launched the second stage of the reconstruction of the Northern Wastewater Treatment Plant, which is one of the three largest wastewater treatment plants in the city. The reconstruction comprises overhauling and modernization of five aeration tanks with implementation of a modern and effective process solution. The main wastewater treatment stage, the biological one, takes place exactly in aeration tanks.

4 views
08.04.2020
Number of thefts of hatches in St. Petersburg reduced more than twice

Over the first three months of 2020, SUE “Vodokanal of St. Petersburg” recorded 73 thefts of hatch equipment. This figure is far less than over the same period in the previous year – when 168 hatches were stolen in the city.

4 views
13.03.2020
Vodokanal of St. Petersburg presented the results of collecting information that would be used to build the urban wastewater disposal model

On March 11-12, Lahti hosted the second project group meeting with the participation of partners from the Russian Federation and Finland, as well as a meeting of the Steering Committee for the implementation of the project "Towards higher adaptive capacity in urban water management" (RAINMAN) within the framework of the South-East Finland – Russia Cross Boundary Cooperation Program for the period 2014-2020.

5 views
26.02.2020
St. Petersburg Government approved subsidies for municipal fountains and toilets

On February 10, at the meeting in Smolny with the participation of members of St. Petersburg Government, it was agreed that SUE “Vodokanal of St. Petersburg” would get a subsidy to reimburse its costs for the operation of city fountains and toilets in 2020.

4 views
20.02.2020
The 2nd stage of reconstruction at the Northern Wastewater Treatment Plant will start in March 2020

Following the results of the open tender announced on January 27 and in accordance with the requirements of the tender procedure, on February 19, the contractor of SUE “Vodokanal of St. Petersburg” was determined to perform the 2nd stage of reconstruction of the Northern Wastewater Treatment Plant. This stage will be the final one in the complete modernization of one of the largest treatment facilities in the Northern capital. The work contract will be signed with OOO "Consult Proyekt".

4 views
10.02.2020
St. Petersburg Government approved subsidies for municipal fountains and toilets

On February 10, at the meeting in Smolny with the participation of members of St. Petersburg Government, it was agreed that SUE “Vodokanal of St. Petersburg” would get a subsidy to reimburse its costs for the operation of city fountains and toilets in 2020.

2 views
07.02.2020
States of the Baltic Region go ahead with their joint work on the protection of the environment

On February 5-6, HELCOM held a seminar in Helsinki on the recycling of nutrients (mainly nitrogen and phosphorus) contained in sewage sludge and animal and poultry waste. Among the representatives from Russia, the seminar was attended by the Director of the Department of Analysis and Technological Development of Water and Wastewater Systems of SUE “Vodokanal of St. Petersburg” Olga N. Rublevskaya.

4 views
04.02.2020
The first prototype of artificial “house” for feeding up baby ringed seals was developed in Russia

On 4 February, the specialists of the Marine Mammals Research and Conservation Centre, located in the facilities of SUE "Vodokanal of St. Petersburg" in Repino, demonstrated the first Russian prototype of artificial den for feeding up baby ringed seals in the conditions of abnormally warm winters.

3 views
30.01.2020
Vodokanal connected the settlements of Reshetnikovo and Krasavitsa to the centralized wastewater disposal system

SUE “Vodokanal of St. Petersburg” has completed a large-scale work on the construction of an 11 km sewer network to connect the settlements of Reshetnikovo and Krasavitsa to the centralized wastewater disposal system in Zelenogorsk. The launch of new networks will enable to improve the environmental situation in Kurortny district and ensure the availability of wastewater services for residents of the settlements of Krasavitsa and Reshetnikovo, as well as nearby territories.

3 views
28.01.2020
Russia and Europe together bridge the difficulties caused by adoption of new norms

On 27-28 January, an international seminar was held in the premises of the State Unitary Enterprise “Vodokanal of St. Petersburg” on changes in the environmental legislation related to the process standardization of negative environmental impacts. As a part of the event, participants visited the South-West Wastewater Treatment Plant (SWTP). This plant is as an example of an object for which Vodokanal is required to obtain an integrated environmental permit (IEP).

3 views
27.01.2020
Vodokanal paid tribute to the memory of the fallen defenders of the city

On January 27, the State Unitary Enterprise “Vodokanal of St. Petersburg” hosted solemn memorial events dedicated to the 76th anniversary of the complete lifting of the Nazi siege of Leningrad.

5 views
24.01.2020
Wild ducks chose Vodokanal’s facilities for wintering

This year, migratory birds stayed for the winter at the wastewater treatment plant of SUE “Vodokanal of St. Petersburg”. The water at the wastewater treatment plant is so clean that it was chosen by a flock of wild ducks.

1 view
24.12.2019
The first results of Clean Water Project were summarized in Moscow

On December 23, a press conference was held at the “Russia Today” international multimedia press center in Moscow on the implementation of the federal Clean Water Project, which is a part of the national Ecology Project. The preliminary results were summed up by an expert group, in which Elena Nefedova, the Cross-industry Resource Modelling Project Manager of SUE “Vodokanal of St. Petersburg”, took part.

5 views
19.12.2019
Primorye Territory Borrows Experience of St. Petersburg

On October 1, SUE “Vodokanal of St. Petersburg” was visited by representatives of the Primorye Territory Administration, headed by the interim vice-governor of the Primorye Territory E.A. Parkhomenko.

5 views
17.12.2019
Vodokanal achieved a 99% treatment of all city wastewater

In the beginning of December 2019, SUE “Vodokanal of St.Petersburg” achieved a 99% treatment of household sewage received by the centralized combined wastewater disposal system.

5 views
16.12.2019
Vodokanal has released more than tree and a half thousand young salmons in the Neva River

On December 13, SUE “Vodokanal of St. Petersburg”, together with the North-West Territorial Authority of Federal Fishery Agency, held an event on fish stocking in the Neva River. Event participants released 3,600 young Atlantic salmons from Glavryba Island to the Neva River.

5 views
02.12.2019
Snow-melting units processed the first snow of this winter

On December 1, SUE “Vodokanal of St. Petersburg” opened a new season on the reception and disposal of snow masses. This very day, snow was transported at night time and on December 2 by 8 o’clock in the morning, the snow-melting stations received for processing 768.6 cubic meters.

4 views