The system of wastewater treatment rationing will be changed in Russia

18 Jun 2018

The Ministry of Construction of the Russian Federation proposed a draft modification of the system for wastewater treatment.

New quality criteria for wastewater will be brought into line with world standards.

According to the new projects, more stringent cleaning standards will apply to industrial wastewater, while a milder technology standardization based on the best available technologies will apply to centralized water disposal systems. In order to stimulate waterworks to build modern treatment facilities, for domestic sewage, preferential rates will be applied to pay for negative impact on water bodies, as well as a special procedure for offsetting this fee in the amount of funds spent for the implementation of water protection measures. These changes will allow to optimize the requirements for the composition of wastewater, ensuring proper cleaning, and encouraging water utilities to modernize treatment facilities.

In addition, it is proposed to establish clear technological indicators of wastewater treatment for each category of water bodies. This will ensure proper protection of water bodies and optimize the costs of construction and modernization of treatment facilities.

According to the Deputy Minister of Construction and Housing and Communal Services of the Russian Federation, Andrey Chibis, the adoption of amendments will allow to carry out the standardization of wastewater according to their type and to apply real technological standards calculated to achieve the best available technologies in the field of wastewater treatment.

The previously used system of wastewater normalization did not take into account the peculiarities of their discharge by water channels, where pollutants are formed by enterprises discharging sewage into the centralized water disposal system. The implementation of new norms will allow to clearly distinguish between the responsibility of water utilities and their subscribers for discharges of pollutants. This approach was developed with the broad participation of the expert community.






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