I.Metshin on the utility revolution in Kazan
The first thermomechanical
sludge treatment line in Russia has become a utility and ecological revolution
for Kazan. Previously, 250 tons of sludge daily, which is 20 KAMAZ trucks, were
stored in sludge pits, the area of which has reached 110 hectares in 50 years.
It was a big environmental problem. Now the problem that we have been observing
for many years and that is being faced all over Russia is going away, we have
taken an important step.
Thanks to the introduction of
this line, Kazan is one of the first cities in the country that refuses to use
sludge pits and makes the municipal wastewater treatment system waste–free and
safe. Now we receive 70 tons of biofuel every day, which are actively used by
the cement plants.
Today we are moving from the
issues of leaking roofs, broken elevators and decayed yards, to environmental
problems that concern future generations. This is a completely different stage
of the urban development. We are not patching holes, but we are implementing
projects that will determine the future of Kazan and the entire Tatarstan for upcoming