Monday, June 26, 2017

Final stage of Yekaterinburg heating start begins

The third and final phase of the start of the heating season in Yekaterinburg began on Tuesday, according to a high ranking Yekaterinburg city official.

Alex Kozhemyako, Yekaterinburg's deputy head of housing and utilities, met with the leaders of all heat-related organizations on Monday. During the meeting, the government official appealed to housing managers to connect the heat without waiting for the temperature to drop, Ekburg.ru reports.

There are many hurdles to overcome at the beginning of heating season. Some condominiums and cooperatives wait until the last moment to turn the heat on to save as much money as possible. Technical problems can arise if water temperature and related equipment have reached operational status but are not turned on. These technical issues can delay the heat for residents who truly need it, according to Ekburg.ru.