On November 22nd while being on an official visit Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation Sergey Donskoy attended the objects belonged to Rostov Vodokanal and has commissioned a wastewater ultraviolet disinfection block at Rostov Vodokanal. Due to the implementation of this sort of unique project at Rostov Vodokanal belonged to a group of companies OJSC "Evraziyskiy", the River Don has got a reliable shield against bacterial and viral contamination, thus solving the problem of reducing human impact on the environment and the entire Don Azov— Black Sea basin.
During his official stay Sergey Donskoy visited the complex facilities built and upgraded at the sites of the two largest investment projects of public-private partnership "Water of Rostov" ("Comprehensive program of construction and reconstruction of water supply and sanitation in Rostov-on -Don and the south-west of Rostov Region ") and "Clean Don". He visited the reconstructed water pumping stations of the first lift number 1 and number 3, inspected the new plant for the production of sodium hypochlorite and station ultraviolet disinfection of drinking water at Aleksandrovskiy treatment plants as well as a shop for the production of sodium hypochlorite on the Central wastewater treatment plants plumbing, acquainted with the work of the Central Operational dispatching water utility. At Rostov Vodokanal Minister inspects sewage treatment facilities reconstruction objects of the second stage, and the site for construction of a plant for sludge incineration.
The central event of the visit for water supply objects was the grand opening of ultraviolet disinfection of wastewater block, built under the investment project "Clean Don". The ceremony was attended by the heads of the Government Administration of the Rostov region and the city of Rostov -on-Don, JSC "Evraziyskiy", provincial and municipal ministries and agencies, environmental agencies, companies" ABVK -Eco", LLC "Vodokanalstroykomplekt", JSC "Rostovenergospetsremont", scientific-production association (NPO) "LIT", JSC "Vodokanal", Hager Elsässer GmbH and etc.
Minister of Natural Resources and Ecology of Russia Sergey Donskoy and General Director of JSC "Evraziyskiy" Stanislav Svetlitsky pushed the "power" button at the room ultraviolet disinfection of wastewater block. Thus they launched functioning of this high-tech tool.
In his welcoming speech Sergey Donskoy congratulated all the participants of public— private partnership on the implementing of an object of great importance for the solution of environmental problems which will surely reduce the impact on the environment.
"The citizens of Rostov, Don region and the whole country got the sort of unique technology for the conservation of water environment, development of biological diversity and resumption of fisheries resources. This facility eliminates the chlorine for disinfection of sewage in favor of a less aggressive ultraviolet. This gives a complex result such as an effective treatment of wastewater and creating conditions for conservation and replenishment of wildlife resources. We need both the more objects of that kind as the more investment programs as possible", — said the Minister.