Water supply system

SUE “Vodokanal of St.Petersburg” provides drinking water to the population of 5 million people as well as to companies and organizations of the city.

Vodokanal’s water supply activities include the following:

  •  Water intake and treatment;
  •  Water transportation.

 St.Petersburg takes water from surface and underground sources.

The main water source is the Neva River; around 98% of water is taken from the Neva and treated at 5 major waterworks.

  • Main Waterworks (MW)
  • Northern Waterworks (NW)
  • Southern Waterworks (SW)
  • Volkovskaya Waterworks (VW)
  • Kolpino Waterworks (KW)

St. Petersburg water supply system is a complex of interconnected engineering structures providing uninterrupted potable water supply to the consumers. The complex includes 9 waterworks, 198 boosting pumping stations and 6938 km of networks.

The whole water supply system is divided into water supply zones:

1. The Southern water supply zone (on the basis of the Southern Waterworks)

The system includes:

  • The Southern Waterworks;
  • Dudergofskaya Waterworks;
  • III and IV- elevation boosting pumping stations: Moskovskaya, Frunsenskaya, Uritskaya, South-Western, Rybatskaya, Kupchinskaya;
  • Other III and IV- elevation boosting pumping stations;
  • Water distribution and transportation networks.

The Southern water supply zone provides potable water to Moskovsky, Frunzensky, Krasnoselsky districts, left-bank part of Nevsky and Kirovsky districts, Pushkinsky district, part of Petrodvortsovy and Kolpinsky districts.  Dudergofskaya Waterworks provides water to Krasnoe Selo.

2. The Northern water supply zone (on the basis of the Northern Waterworks)

The system includes:

  • The Northern Waterworks;
  • Zelenogorsk Waterworks;
  • Sestroretsk Waterworks;
  • III-elevation boosting pumping stations: Murinskaya, Kushelevskaya, Primorskaya, Parnasskaya, Shuvalovskaya;
  • Other III  and IV- elevation boosting pumping stations;
  • Water distribution and transportation networks.

The system provides potable water to Vyborgsky, Kalininsky, Krasnogvardeisky, Kurortny, Primorsky districts and right-bank part of Nevsky district.

3. The Central water supply zone

The system includes:

  • The Main Waterworks;
  • Volkovskaya Waterworks;
  • III and IV- elevation boosting pumping stations: Vasileostrovskaya, Gavanskaya, Petrogradskaya;
  • Other III and IV- elevation boosting pumping stations; water distribution and transportation networks

The system provides potable water to Central, Admiralteisky, Vasileostrovsky districts, part of Moskovsky and Kirovsky districts, Petrogradsky district.