I.Metshin on the construction of the Zarechnaya sewerage pumping station
The utility services of the
city and my predecessors have been dreaming about the Zarechnaya sewerage
pumping station for almost 30 years. This is a crucial facility for the
development of Kazan. The construction of the Zarechnaya station is comparable
in importance to the construction of the Millennium Bridge, the Great Kazan
Ring road. Everyone can see the results of that projects, when people drive
along these roads, while this work is hidden from the view.
The construction of the
sewerage pumping station in this location was planned back in 1996, but at that
time there was no technology to implement such a project. This site is located
between the old channel of the Kazanka River and the new channels of the
Kazanka and Volga, there is a very strong flow of underground water and difficult
hydrogeological conditions. We faced a lot of technical challenges, the
solution of which was found for the first time in the country. Thanks to our
specialists, builders, who were able to implement such a complex project.
First, we have removed the
risk of accidents at the old Verkhnaya station, which has worked at the limit
of its capacity for many years, and secondly, the new station will allow us to
build 4 million sq. m. in Zarechye of housing for 250 thousand people-this
number is equal to the population of Nizhnekamsk. Builders, developers, and
investors expected this project, because the site has a great potential for
construction, and now we will be able to implement it.
According to the Ministry of
Construction, Housing, and Utilities of Russia, over the past five years, this
is one of the largest infrastructure projects implemented in the country.
We thank our President and our
government for their support. We hope that it will become a good tradition to
introduce not only transport infrastructure facilities, schools, kindergartens,
but also such powerful utility facilities for generating heat and electricity.
The development of the city wouldn’t be possible without this.