Work for the prevention of water pollution in the USSR is being treated as a priority matter.
Work for the prevention of water pollution in the USSR is being treated as a priority matter. The subject was discussed recently as a conference of water conservancy workers where the entire question of preserving the purity of river and lake waters and ensuring their rational use was thoroughly debated.
As a result of measures taken last year alone, the volume of waters discharged was reduced by 2.2 million cubic metres a day and an additional volume of six-million cubic metres of water a day was treated at purifying units.
An ambitious water supply and purification scheme is now in operation at the rapidly developing Novolipetsk Metallurgical Plant, about 300 miles (480 kms) south of Moscow. The plant is one of the largest industrial enterprises in the country.
The complex needs millions of cubic metres of water daily. In order to meet these demands and preserve the surrounding natural waters, a purpose-designed plant for the purification of sewage water and its secondary use was designed and built inside the industrial centre.
Water from the factory's own reservoirs is used time and again for the many processes requiring water cooling or cleansing. The result of this internal water system is that the nearby Voronezh River, once the main source of supply for the works, is daily becoming cleaner, fish are thriving and water sports are a popular pastime.
All over Russia there are similar water improvements. The quality of deep water in particular is improving constantly.
SYNOPSIS: The large Metallurgical Plant at Novolipetsk, 300 miles south of Moscow, is where a major and ambitious water supply and purification scheme is now installed. The complex needs millions of cubic feet of water daily. In order to meet these demands the sewage water purification plant was designed and installed. It's a closed circuit system with the water being used, flushed away and reclaimed for treatment which makes it perfectly usable time after time.
All over the USSR work for the prevention of water pollution is being given priority. Already at Novolipetsk the nearby Voronezh River, once the main water supply source for the works, is rapidly becoming cleaner. Fish, and the catching of fish, are both on the increase. The quality of water in the USSR is constantly improving.