Right from the time of its foundation over 300 years ago, Saint Petersburg has set standards in architecture and city planning. Now the former capital of the largest country in the world is playing a leading role in the field of drinking water treatment. Pneumatic automation technology from Festo is helping by providing energy-efficient solutions for new treatment plants.
The most northerly city in the world with a population of a million or more has resolved to implement a program to increase the energy efficiency of the drinking water supply for its southern areas. That is why Saint Petersburg, the favorite city of the Russian tsars, has invested 2.6 billion rubles (around 65 million euros) over a period of three years. In addition to modernizing 34 pumping stations, Vodokanal, Saint Petersburg’s water utility, has set itself the goal of reducing power consumption for drinking water supply by more than a third.