In 2019 Evraz ZSMK decreased dumps into the Konobenikha River by 900 thousand cubic meters YoY.
This has become possible thanks to the water-protection program planned for 2017-2022.
One of the steps is decreasing fresh river water consumption at the pump and filter station of the rail and beam shop. Previously, the warm used water from the rolling mill was replaced with cold river water. Now a Decsarus open-type cooling tower has been constructed, which allowed decreasing river water intake.
By 2022 Evraz ZSMK intends to have decreased dumps into water by 12 million cubic meters, including polluting substances by 3 thousand tons. (Ukrainian metal)