Penza region water quality improves
Penza, 29 July 2015. PenzaNews. The quality of tap water in the Penza region in terms of microbilogical parameters has improved over the first half of 2015 compared to the same period a year ago.
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The amount of water samples discarded due to bad status in this regard decreased from 3.1% to 2.1%, the press service of the regional Rospotrebnadzor branch informed PenzaNews agency.
“However, four municipal areas show above-average contamination levels. These are the Lopatino, Bessonovka, Neverkino, Kameshkir, Gorodische, Sosnovoborsk, Kuznetsk and Bashmakovo areas,” the officials added.
Rospotrebnadzor mentioned that the total number of water samples rejected due to poor sanitary conditions remained at almost the same level – 10.3% in first half of 2015 compared to 10.8% a year ago.
“Some municipal departments show below-average sanitary levels: the Shemysheika, Bessonovka, Kuznetsk, Pachelma, Kameshkir, Sosnovoborsk, Lopatino areas, Kuznetsk town and Penza city. Moreover, the quality of water is decreasing in the Bashmakovo, Belinsky and Kamenka areas,” the press service clarified.
The main reasons behind the poor quality of the tap water were listed as cases when water was not pumped through the pipes to consume power or wear resource of pipelines.
“The lack of dedicated water springs and pipelines management brigades, frequent reorganization of management companies or their lack overall take their toll,” the press service stressed.
The officials added that the main points of bad status were technical wear of pipelines and water stations, poor use, lack of sanitary regime, and lack of measures to determine chemical content of original tap water.
“Penza practically abandoned cleaning and rebuilding tap water pipelines with new filtering and subfiltering technologies. 820 meters of pipelines were replaced in 6 months. Kuznetsk still has issues on de-ironing measures installation. The issue of provision of drinking water to Chemodanovka and Lesnoy villages in Penza still has not been resolved,” the Rospotrebnadzor officials explained.
Moreover, they said that most management companies do not hold the audit measures in full.
“419 organizations and administrations developed the programs in the first half of the current year, but only 71% follow them. 34 cases resulted in fines for a total of 176,000 rubles, out of them 6 legal entities for 100,000 rubles. Four cases were sent to court,” the press service noted.