Barents Hot Spots Information System
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Hot spotDrinking water quality in the water supply system of Petrozavodsk
RegionRepublic of Karelia
SectorDrinking water quality
Reason for being a hot spotThe city is supplied with water from Onega lake, with water quality that does not meet the existing norms. The treatment facilities do not allow to get the required water quality, particularly on chemical parameters.
Status in elimination procedureExcluded from the list
Environmental status in 2003 report41.5 % of the drinking water samples did not meet the sanitary-chemical criteria and 2.8 % samples did not meet the microbiological criteria.
Present statusIn 2011, 2.4 % of the drinking water samples did not meet the sanitary-chemical criteria and 2.3 % samples did not meet the microbiological criteria. 2015: Excluded from the list
Joint projectsPetrozavodsk Water and Wastewater Rehabilitation project under the Northern Dimension Environmental Partnership. See Hot Spot K5
Actions doneModernisation of the water treatment facilities. First phase included construction of a additional water treatment station for water purification and start up of the facility in October 2011, the second stage consisted of construction of a pumping station, reagent facilities and a UV-disinfection facility with start-up in December 2012. These improvements have allowed the water to reach the hygienic criteria for drinking water. Modernisation of waste water treatment facilities, expected to be completed in 2019, will decrease the load of pollutants to the raw water source (Onego lake).
OwnerОАО "Petrozavodsk communal systems" (PCS)
AddressRepublic of Karelia, 185035, г. Petrozavodsk, Lenina prospekt, 11-В

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