Mayor: Heating will return to 95 houses by midnight
Penza, 5 December 2017. PenzaNews. Heat supply to 95 blocks of flats, three schools, and six kindergartens of Penza, where heating was cut off at 5 a.m. due to damages at supply pipelines, is planned to be restored by midnight. This was reported by the mayor Victor Kuvaytsev.
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"The task is to ensure that all houses receive heat by the morning. According to forecast [...], approximately by the midnight workers must finish repairs and start to prime the system," he said during an inspection of Gertsen street where the repairs were conducted.
According to the mayor, he visited a kindergarten and a school in the area where heating was cut off.
"The department of civil defence and emergency situations in the city together with the department of education monitor the temperature. At the moment it is normal," Victor Kuvaytsev said noting that this was facilitated by relatively warm weather.
He added that in case of necessity electric heaters would be turned on in the kindergartens and schools.
"We have such a possibility. By the moment children have come, we will have removed them. If we understand that we do not manage to finish the work by the midnight, and it is cold at the premises, we will certainly carry out this work," the head of the city administration explained.
Victor Kuvaytsev specified that together with Alexander Suslov, director of the Penza branch for “T Plus,” made sure that the amount of equipment and funds was sufficient enough.
"If there is a need for some mechanism, we will definitely take it from some other supplying organization – whether it is Gorvodokanal or the municipal state organization [Teplosnabzhenie Goroda Penzy]. For this purpose, representatives of municipal services arrived at the scene of the incident," the mayor said.
He specified that for the moment the main issue had been solved – the places of damages had been found.
"Two damages occurred in Gertsena street and another one – in Kommunisticheskaya," the interlocutor said adding that repairs were carried out simultaneously.
In turn, Alexander Suslov added that all teams of workers were equipped with special machinery – cranes, excavators and emergency vehicles with welding machines.
"If we do not manage to finish the repairs by the appointed time, we will have more workers involved. The people will work in shifts, everything will be organized, the work will be carried out in a 24-hour mode," he emphasized.
Alexander Suslov explained that the company would do their best to eliminate the damages within 24 hours, otherwise the problem would acquire an emergency status.
He reminded that some of the buildings had been connected to supply lines bypassing the damaged areas.