Museum Of Water In Saint Petersburg. History Of Water Supply

Museum Of Water In Saint Petersburg. History Of Water Supply

‘Vodokanal’ (Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant) of Saint Petersburg has its own Museum of Water which features several exhibitions. We are going to the one telling about the history of the water supply.

Museum Of Water In Saint Petersburg. History Of Water Supply

The museum is situated in a old water tower.

Museum Of Water In Saint Petersburg. History Of Water Supply

In front of the museum, you will find this water carrier and his dog.

Museum Of Water In Saint Petersburg. History Of Water Supply

This fountain welcomes all visitors to the museum.

Museum Of Water In Saint Petersburg. History Of Water Supply

The museum occupies the 3rd, 5th and 6th floors and the elevator is available only for the employees.

On the 3rd floor, there is an exposition showing water supply systems used in ancient cities.

Museum Of Water In Saint Petersburg. History Of Water Supply

Museum Of Water In Saint Petersburg. History Of Water Supply

Museum Of Water In Saint Petersburg. History Of Water Supply

Rome.

Museum Of Water In Saint Petersburg. History Of Water Supply

Museum Of Water In Saint Petersburg. History Of Water Supply

These posters contain a lot of interesting information.

Museum Of Water In Saint Petersburg. History Of Water Supply

That’s how people washed their faces and bathed many years ago.

Museum Of Water In Saint Petersburg. History Of Water Supply

Museum Of Water In Saint Petersburg. History Of Water Supply

The city of Solovki.

Museum Of Water In Saint Petersburg. History Of Water Supply

A wooden sluice.

Museum Of Water In Saint Petersburg. History Of Water Supply

Museum Of Water In Saint Petersburg. History Of Water Supply

Museum Of Water In Saint Petersburg. History Of Water Supply

Museum Of Water In Saint Petersburg. History Of Water Supply

The color of each cask depended on the water it was used to carry. Thus, in white casks they would bring drinking water from the Neva River; yellow ones were used for drinking water which was a little bit dirtier (from the Moika and Fontanka). Green casks were used for the dirtiest water people used in their everyday life and never drank.

Museum Of Water In Saint Petersburg. History Of Water Supply

Some avant-garde art on the walls.

Museum Of Water In Saint Petersburg. History Of Water Supply

A manhole cover from Malta.

Museum Of Water In Saint Petersburg. History Of Water Supply

This sledge was used to bring water in wintertime.

Museum Of Water In Saint Petersburg. History Of Water Supply

Museum Of Water In Saint Petersburg. History Of Water Supply

These are photographs of the employees of ‘Vodokanal’ who worked here during the Siege of Leningrad.

Museum Of Water In Saint Petersburg. History Of Water Supply

The dispatcher’s control panel.

Museum Of Water In Saint Petersburg. History Of Water Supply

Tools of ‘Vodokanal’ plumbers (these are more or less modern exhibits).

Museum Of Water In Saint Petersburg. History Of Water Supply

Museum Of Water In Saint Petersburg. History Of Water Supply

These tools were found by workers who built the water supply systems.

Museum Of Water In Saint Petersburg. History Of Water Supply

A mini water treatment plant.

Museum Of Water In Saint Petersburg. History Of Water Supply

Museum Of Water In Saint Petersburg. History Of Water Supply

Awards of ‘Vodokanal’.

Museum Of Water In Saint Petersburg. History Of Water Supply

Museum Of Water In Saint Petersburg. History Of Water Supply

Official papers related to forming the company.

Museum Of Water In Saint Petersburg. History Of Water Supply

Museum Of Water In Saint Petersburg. History Of Water Supply

On the upper floor, you can find different flasks where they test water.

Museum Of Water In Saint Petersburg. History Of Water Supply

These manhole covers were made in Russia.

Museum Of Water In Saint Petersburg. History Of Water Supply

More photos of the museum exhibits.

Museum Of Water In Saint Petersburg. History Of Water Supply

Museum Of Water In Saint Petersburg. History Of Water Supply

Museum Of Water In Saint Petersburg. History Of Water Supply

The office of the manager of ‘Vodokanal’.

Museum Of Water In Saint Petersburg. History Of Water Supply

This is a view which opens from the water tower.

4 thoughts on “Museum Of Water In Saint Petersburg. History Of Water Supply”

  1. The water is filtered yet they can’t seem to kill the girarda parasite that infects the entire water supply. Drinking this water without boiling it first will have no effect on a native Russian but for a foreigner it will cause a most unpleasant stomach virus.

    Cool museum though!

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