Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Hot water will resume in Yekaterinburg on Monday

The hot water will be turned back on in multiple Yekaterinburg neighborhoods on Monday after a meeting between the directors of a heat supply organization and a local power plant.

Hot water was turned off in three neighborhoods in the city as a result of a contractual dispute between JSC TGC-9, the heat supply organization that provides thermal energy to businesses and individuals in Yekaterinburg, and JSC OGK-5, the company in charge of the Sredneuralskaya power plant. The dispute was the result of accumulated debts causing the companies to stop their service, the Euro-Asian News reports.

Attending a meeting this week on the situation were Nikolai Smirnov, the deputy chief of staff of housing in Yekaterinburg, Alex Kozhemyako, the director of JSC TGC-9's Sverdlovsk branch, and Vladimir Busorgin, the director of the Sredneuralskaya power plant.

The negotiations between the conflicted parties resulted in a resolution of the contract dispute. The hot water will be turned back on in the deficient neighborhoods starting on Monday, according to the Euro-Asian News.

The districts that have been without hot water have been lacking the amenity since July 2. The incident mimics a summer of 2011 incident when the SURGES organization was not able to complete hot water repairs quickly, leaving multiple homes without hot water.