The Department of Improvement and Road Activities of the Kostroma City Administration informs that on the four municipal city beaches – on the streets of Lesnaya, Shirokaya, Cherniginskaya embankment and Rechny Prospekt – work has begun on their preparation for the swimming season, which will officially open on June 1 and close on August 31.
Now sand is being brought to the banks of the Volga and Kostroma, municipal workers are removing garbage and repairing beach equipment. They have yet to refurbish and paint benches, update shade canopies, and renovate trash cans and changing booths. Acaricidal treatment will be carried out on all beaches, the bottom of the river water area will be examined, and buoys will be installed.
In addition, water pipelines will be installed on the Volga beaches along Lesnaya and Shirokaya streets and fountains with drinking water will appear.
The preparation of the beaches for the summer holidays of the Kostroma residents will be completed by taking samples of sand and water by laboratory assistants of the FBUZ “Center for Hygiene and Epidemiology”; on their basis, Rospotrebnadzor will give a sanitary and epidemiological conclusion on whether it is possible to open the swimming season this year. This will happen somewhere between May 27-28.
Until that time, the city budget will have time to spend 4.3 million rubles on the improvement of beaches.