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Since April 2019, the Institute of Limnology of Russian Academy of Sciences has started to collect information on the nitrogen and phosphorous content in watercourses of Seleznevka and Sestra rivers. Based on satellite data, the Institute will create maps of various types of underlying surfaces of these catchment areas.

Roshydromet published the results of hydrological and hydrochemical studies on Seleynevka and Sestra rivers. According to the data received, between November 2018 and March 2019 there were no cases of high and extremely high water pollution  the rivers. At the same time, scientists found out that a high level of metals is a common issue for both rivers.

The results of the latest hydrological and hydrochemical studies are available now on the website of Roshydromet. There were no cases of high and extremely high water pollution in the waters of Seleznevka and Sestra rivers. However, the content of metals in both rivers was increased: aluminum, iron, copper and zinc.

68% of the population of Seleznevo rural settlement are not satisfied with the water quality. To learn the anomalies that were noticed by local residents and the steps they are ready to make personally to improve the state of water bodies, please check the presentation.

Friends of the Baltic NGO participated at the meeting of the Committee on Ecology and Nature Management of the Legislative Assembly of the Leningrad Region and presented a proposal of including into the Law about administrative offenses of the Leningrad Region responsibility for the lack of sewage treatment plants at the individual housing sector and for the discharge of untreated waste water on the relief and natural reservoirs of the Leningrad region.
 This proposal is the result of the work of four thematic seminars on issues of nutrient pollution and wastewater treatment, which were attended by government authorities and municipalities, regulatory organizations, business, scientists, wastewater treatment specialists, farmers, community activists, active gardeners and residents of the city and region.

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