The Mayor of Kazan: “Today is a historic event, we began filling the Lebyazhie Lakes with water”
Photo by Marat Muginov
October 9, Alsu Safina). The Lebyazhie lakes system Svetloe, Bolshoe and Maloe
will be filled with water in the next 3-4 months. Today, in the presence of
Alexey Pesoshin, the prime minister of the RT, Ilsur Metshin, the Mayor of Kazan,
and representatives of the city and republican mass media, the pumping
equipment was turned on for pumping water from the Izumrudnoe Lake along the
water pipeline to the Lebyazhie Lake. The Izumrudnoe Lake is connected by
underground water with the Kuibyshev reservoir.
water along the 400 mm diameter water pipe gradually began to fill the Svetloye
Lake, then it will "go" to Bolshoe Lake, and then Maloe. The last two
are now separated from one another by a dam. Two pumps were installed to fill
the lakes with water: a working and a reserve one. The pump capacity is 500 m3.
at one o'clock. The required volume of filling is 1 million 447 thousand 795
cubic meters. m of water. In the future, it is necessary to pump an average of
38.4 thousand cubic meters. m of water every year to maintain the normative
water level. To do this, you need to turn on the pump for 77 hours.
chairman of the Government of the RT called the project of eco-rehabilitation
of the lakes system grandiose and very important. “For many years we dreamed
that it would happen, there were attempts”, noted A. Pesoshin. “The great work
that was carried out by all structures and services gave the result and gives
hope that this is the way to achieve such great results”.
the eco-rehabilitation of the Lebyazhie lakes system for a long time. Today is
a historic event. We started filling the lakes with water”, said the Mayor of
expressed gratitude for such a huge gift to the President of the RT, the prime
minister of the RT, and the GC “TAIF”, which acted as the main investor of
eco-rehabilitation. Farid Minigulov, the general director of the PAO
“Kazanorgsintez”, noted that they are considering the possibility of further
participation of the company in the city and republican projects.
Metshin marked that the implemented eco-rehabilitation project has no analogs
in Russia. “This is just the first step. The next stage is the improvement,
sidewalks, all necessary infrastructure”, said the Mayor.
Fishman, an assistant to the President of the RT, said that the project of
further improvement of the Lebyazhie Lakes territory was marked by the Union of
Architects of Russia with a silver sign at the festival “Zodchestvo” that was
held in Moscow on the weekend. “We hope we will continue to develop this
territory with the support of philanthropists”, she noted. In the future, the
project of bio-rehabilitation of lakes will be developed jointly with
scientists, which will provide the population of lakes with vegetation and
improvement are planned to begin next year. Liliya Gizzyatova, the chief
architect of the improvement project, noted that it is supposed to connect all
the Lebyazhie lake systems with a walking zone, according to the concept. In
addition, the plans are to make two large beach areas: the Bolshoe and Maloe
of last year, the improvement of the forest “Lebyazhie” was started, and
full-scale work on eco-rehabilitation of lakes began this year.