Pre-improvement sampling in Sortavala

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Sampling from a boat

The project KA6000 is aimed at improvement of water quality in Sortavala and in order to monitor how water quality get better a monitoring plan was elaborated.

The first step is to measure the quality of water before any improvement to be able to compare future parameters to the current situation.

To that end, on August 15, 2019 SYKE scientists and Karelvodokanal staff sampled water quality at three points:

  • at the existing water intake facility (header level)
  • at the pumping station of the 2nd lift
  • at a discharge point of untreated wastewater

Samples will be analyzed on both sides of the border and serve as a foundation for forming a comprehensive review of the effects of the project implementation.