Fountains

At present, St. Petersburg Vodokanal operates 110 fountains. In total, 58 fountains, including 3 fountain complexes, were in operation in the season 2019.

In 2019, the following fountains were restored: the fountain in 46, Liteyny Ave., the fountains in the Garden of the 30th Anniversary of October Revolution and Lyubashinsky Garden, the fountain and sculpture “The Boy and Geese” in 31, Koroleva Ave., chosen by the citizens during the “Fountain for Citizens” polling. 

 SUE "Vodokanal of St. Petersburg" has been operating fountains and fountain complexes since 1996.

Only twenty out of 350 fountains were operational at the time when the decision to transfer the city fountains to Vodokanal was taken, many of them were in critical condition.

 At present, St. Petersburg Vodokanal operates 110 fountains. In total, 58 fountains, including 3 fountain complexes, were in operation in the season 2019.

  • Light and music show in Lenina Square

  • Fountain complex in Lenina Square

  • Fountain complex in Moskovskaya Square

In 2019, the following fountains were restored: the fountain in 46, Liteyny Ave., the fountains in the Garden of the 30th Anniversary of October Revolution and Lyubashinsky Garden, the fountain and sculpture “The Boy and Geese” in 31, Koroleva Ave., chosen by the citizens during the “Fountain for Citizens” polling. 

 In 2018, the major repair pf the Swan Lake Fountain was completed and the major repair of the fountain complex in Moskovskaya Square began. The capital repair of the Big Fountain in the garden near the House of Culture in the settlement of Metallostroy was finalized.

In 2017, the major repair of 4 fountains in the town of Kronstadt: “Fishes”, “Pearl”, “Water carrier”, “At the tower” was completed.

In 2016, the fountain located in the garden near the “Podvig” Cinema was set into operation in Kolpino at the address: bld. 2, 34 Pavlovskaya str. The fountain was built in 1999 and functioned for several years. Vodokanal took over the responsibility for the maintenance and operation of the fountain in critical condition: with damaged waterproofing, without external power supply, water supply and sewage networks, without design and operational documentation. The design and survey works as well as the capital repair of this fountain were envisaged under St. Petersburg State Program on Improvement and Environmental Protection in St. Petersburg for the period of 2015-2020 (the subprogram “Development and Maintenance of Land Improvement Facilities”).

Light and music fountains hours of operation in 2019


АFountain complex at Moskovskaya Square under repair
Fountain complex at Lenina Square

from 10.00 till 23.00,

daily Light and music show: 12.00, 21.40 (on weekdays)

12.00, 20.00, 21.00 and 21.40 (on weekends and public holidays)

Fountain complex “Gostinny Dvor” in Kronstadt

From 10.30 till 23.00, daily

Light and music show: 12.00, 16.00, 20.00 and 21.00 (on weekdays)

12.00, 14.00, 16.00, 19.00, 20.00 and 21.00 (on weekends and public holidays)

* Light and music show lasts for 20-25 minutes.

 

In 1996 - 2011, Vodokanal took over the responsibility for the maintenance and operation of the fountains at 36 addresses. During this period, Vodokanal rehabilitated 32 fountains and built 15 new fountains and fountain complexes at its own costs and budgetary funds.

In late 2013, Vodokanal took over the responsibility for the maintenance and operation of six fountains adjacent to yard territories (23 Pinegina str., 3 Shpalernaya str., 26 Mokhovaya str., 146 Nevsky Prospekt, 28/11 Novgorodskaya str.). All of them requires reconstruction and major repair.

In addition to the restoration of existing fountains, new fountains were built in the most remarkable city places. In 2011, the ceremonial opening of the reconstructed fountain in the town of Lomonosov took place – the event coincided with the 300th anniversary of the town of Oranienbaum-Lomonosov.

 

In 2012 – 2013, Vodokanal carried out capital repair of the fountain in Yuzhno-Primorsky Park. It is one of the largest fountains in St. Petersburg: the fountain bowl length is 100m, width – 20m. The fountain was set into operation on 15th of August 2013.

In summer of 2013, one of the historic fountains of the city in the garden of the palace of Grand Duke Alexey Aleksandrovich (in Pisareva str.) was commissioned after reconstruction. It is the first fountain in St. Petersburg equipped with the system protecting its streams from the wind deflection. The drinking fountain at Sennaya Square was restored in 2013.

In 2014, two fountains in the western and eastern lanes were commissioned after major repair in the St. Petersburg 300th Anniversary Park.

In 2015, the following fountains were put into operation:

- the fountain “Near the Market” in Zelenogorsk;

- the fountain in Primorsky Victory Park (on Batareynaya Road);

- the fountain “Lighthouse” in the St. Petersburg 300th Anniversary Park.

In 2010, Vodokanal experts together with the city authorities and the Committee for City Improvement and Road Facilities surveyed 155 city fountains in order to determine the worthwhileness of their rehabilitation with due regard to affordability and historical value. A number of fountains to be taken over by Vodokanal for operation and maintenance and to be reconstructed in the period up to 2015 were determined.

 

Vodokanal completed the construction of the following unique fountain complexes:

  • 22 September, 2005 the light and music fountain complex in the square in front of Finlyandsky Railway Station was put into operation (together with the ceremonial start-up of the South-West Wastewater Treatment Plant);
  • In 2006, the fountain complex in Moskovskaya Square was put into operation.

In general, the fountains maintained by St. Petersburg Vodokanal have more than 7,500 lamps, more than 4,000 nozzles, 847 pumps, 915 solenoid valves and almost 300 km of cable.

 Today the following document is in effect in St. Petersburg:

  • The Regulation of the Government of St. Petersburg no.487 dated 17 June 2014 “On the State Program of St. Petersburg “Improvement and Environment Protection in St. Petersburg” for the period of 2015-2020”.