Issue 17 (1) 2018 pp. 75-87
Małgorzata Milecka, Ewelina Widelska
POLLUTION OF THE PICHNA RIVER IN THE LIGHT OF THE REVITALISATION OF THE ZDUŃSKA WOLA TOWN PARK
Keywords: ponds, historic water system, park revitalization, urban park, river pollution
The historic town park in Zduńska Wola in its central and northern part is a designated conservation area on the basis of an entry into the local spatial development plan and the Register of Historical Monuments. The physical composition of the park is diversified, with the highest elevation point in its northern part, sloping to the south towards the valley of the Pichna River which feeds two park ponds, including the bigger one with an island which closes a compositional axis, and the smaller one – a remnant of a long gone fire fighting reservoir. In respect of its natural qualities, the area presents a considerable value because of a historic stand of trees and the described water system.
Extensive research and numerous analyses were conducted in the course of the preparations for the park renovation. They included an assessment of the sanitary condition of the Pichna River waters which flow through the park and feed the ponds. On the basis of the assessment it turned out that the level of contamination (caused among others by discharges of untreated water from the nearby transport routes) made it impossible to carry out revitalisation while allowing the ponds to be further fed with the river waters. In order to ensure a satisfactory level of water quality and clearness in both ponds, a decision was made to introduce complex and advanced technology to renovate the water system. The introduced solutions gained recognition from the Provincial Fund for Environmental Protection and Water Management which granted considerable funding and an award in the contest Natural treasures of the Łódź Province – program for the revitalisation of historical parks.
|MLA||Milecka, Małgorzata, and Ewelina Widelska. "POLLUTION OF THE PICHNA RIVER IN THE LIGHT OF THE REVITALISATION OF THE ZDUŃSKA WOLA TOWN PARK." Acta Sci.Pol. Form. Cir. 17.1 (2018): 75-87. http://dx.doi.org/10.15576/ASP.FC/2018.17.1.75|
|APA||(2018). . Acta Sci.Pol. Form. Cir. 17 (1), 75-87 http://dx.doi.org/10.15576/ASP.FC/2018.17.1.75|
|ISO 690||MILECKA, Małgorzata, WIDELSKA, Ewelina. POLLUTION OF THE PICHNA RIVER IN THE LIGHT OF THE REVITALISATION OF THE ZDUŃSKA WOLA TOWN PARK. Acta Sci.Pol. Form. Cir., 2018, 17.1: 75-87. http://dx.doi.org/10.15576/ASP.FC/2018.17.1.75|