Residents should be explained the situation, what is the matter of financial outlays and the conservation work carried out on the network, said Deputy Minister of Climate and Environment Jacek Ozdoba (Solidarna Polska), a spokesman for the staff of the then PiS candidate for the president of Warsaw, Patryk Jaki, in 2018. This is how he reacted to two heating failures in one of Warsaw’s districts.
Shortly after repair failure on Friday on the Jagiellońska street in Warsaw, on Saturday morning another fault was noted in this area. 60 buildings may be without heat, meanwhile at night the temperature can drop to 15 degrees below zero. These are buildings at the following streets: Jagiellońska, Kępna, Marcinkowskiego, Okrzei, Sierakowskiego, Sprzeczna, Targowa, Wrzesińska and Zamoyskiego.
The City Hall said that if someone needs support or knows about someone who may need it, they should call municipal hotline: 19 115.
Decoration: the residents deserve an explanation
Jacek Ozdoba, a politician from Solidarity Poland, referred to the situation in Warsaw’s Praga district. – In the last few days, we learn about another failure of the heating network. I believe that residents deserve an explanation of the situation, what is the matter of financial outlays and the restoration work performed on the network, said Ozdoba, who during the 2018 local government elections was a spokesman for the staff of the then PiS candidate for president of Warsaw, Patryk Jaki.
The deputy minister said that in connection with these events he decided that the ministry would “set up a working group that would request Veolia for details of its activities from 2011, as Veolia now owns the heating network.”
Veolia spokesman: the risk of failure increases further in cold weather
A spokeswoman for Veolia Energia Warszawa, Aleksandra Żurada, informed that the failure on Friday was removed, as planned, around six in the morning on Saturday. – After nine o’clock, the heating pipeline was filled and put into operation, so by eleven o’clock all residents could actually feel the flowing heat. However, there was another failure in the area – she described.
She explained that when filling the pipeline, a water hammer phenomenon may occur, which poses a risk of failure in some other, close place. – This risk of failure increases further with the low temperatures we have. This is due to the large difference between the water temperature in the pipeline and the temperature outside, Żurada explained.
The spokeswoman added that Veolia’s services are on-site and that further information will be provided via the company’s website.
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