Friday, August 18, 2017

Filtration plant to begin operation at Lake Zdohnya

A $50 million ultra-filtration plant built last year to reduce pollution in Lake Zdohnya will soon begin operation after its official launch later this week.

Just after the start of construction, reports surfaced that the CEO of the water canal was arrested in a criminal investigation. Construction continued as the new facility was completed as planned, Oblastnaya Gazeta reports.

Sergei Rakhmanov, the acting general director of the plant, said the sludge in the lake will begin to diminish with the operation of the facility, which is expected to provide the city with 55,000 additional cubic meters of water every day.

The purification plant has already begun sample cleanings and has removed 16 tons of de-watered sludge from the lake, according to Oblastnaya Gazeta.

While the official launch of the plant is expected to come later this week, the plant's full resources will not be put to use until the official signing of documents in the spring.