Nizhny Novgorod Vodokanal

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Nizhny Novgorod Vodokanal is a modern, high-tech and dynamically developing enterprise. However, the history of the Nizhny Novgorod water supply system is already 171 years old, and a rare Nizhny Novgorod citizen guesses what kind of evolution the systems of supply, disinfection and delivery of water in Nizhny Novgorod have gone through for almost two centuries.

Nizhny Novgorod, despite the fact that it stood at the confluence of two rivers, constantly experienced a shortage of water. The thing is that the water from the source had to be raised to a great height. Many inventors puzzled over a machine that would help provide Nizhny Novgorod with water.

The engineer Delvig managed to solve this difficult problem only in the middle of the 19th century, and in 1847 it was in our city that the first pressure water supply system in Russia appeared. Under pressure, with the help of steam engines, he supplied water to a high 100-meter slope.