An excursion to the South-West Wastewater Treatment Plant in Saint Petersburg.
The tour started from the underground.
Lots of different things are flushed into canalization. Here is a little museum containing things found there.
In the central control room.
The work of dispatcher is very important notwithstanding everything being automated.
Saint Petersburg is the first megalopolis in the world, where all the wastewater is being treated with ultraviolet. New York is going to become the second one in 2011.
In local dining hall everything is tasty and inexpensive.
After the SWWTP we went to the new water supply station. One of its blocks has been recently opened and there advanced manufacturing sciences are used.
The monument to those who worked here during the World War II.
“K-6” water purification block is one the most up-to-date in Russia.
Practically everything here works automatically.
Biomonitoring system, in which crayfishes are involved. They are very sensitive to the purity of water and can be good testers.
Saint Petersburg Water Museum.
Lavatory pan, bottom view.
An old toilet bowl for the rich.
The monument to a water carrier – long time ago, when there was no water supply, they were selling water from different rivers. Water from the Neva River was considered to be the best.