Stormwater drainage upgrade in St. Petersburg after floods

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www.vsyako.netAlexander Bellofatto: Alexei Nikolsky / RIA Novosti

Modernization of the system of urban sanitation in the Vyborgsky and Primorsky districts of St. Petersburg will begin with Parachute street. All will be laid and repaired with about 60 kilometers of networks. This is the acting city Governor Alexander Beglov has told on air of TV channel “78”.

According to him, on this street sewage “makes the three turn” and therefore unable to cope. The water has nowhere to go, and it merges into the lowland. “We have now started designing and straighten the drain to increase its capacity,” explained fluently.

The recent rains have shown that the city has problem areas of flooding, he added. Now authorities think them to be localized. “Today, when designing it is necessary to lay the possibility of extreme rainfall, increased stormwater drainage to separate it from domestic waste water,” said the official. As acting Governor gave instructions to stop the movement on the streets, where during heavy rains causing severe flooding.

In early July in St. Petersburg fell to the anomalous rainfall. As a result, several streets, courtyards and underpasses were flooded. On roads formed a nine-stopper.

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