of the Environment - Georgia - Water
Most Polluted Rivers
Within Tbilisi (principal pollution comes from Tbilisi communal
waste water discharge) pollution from organic substances exceeded Maximal
Permissible Level (MPL) 1.5 times, phenols - 11 times. nitrous ammonia
- 4 times.
Within Rustavi (pollution comes from metallurgical, cement and "Azoti"
factories) phenols exceeded MPL 12 times, - 11 times, organic substances
- 1.5 times
River Mashavera - near the settlement Kazreti (polluter - Madneuli
mining kombinate) copper pollution levels exceed limits 220 times, zinc
- 65 times.
River Kvirila - pollution sources are industrial group of "Chiaturmanganumi"
and Zestaponi factory of ferrous compounds. Pollution index in 1992 was
4.09, class V. Average concentration of phenols exceeded limits 16 times.
River Tkibula - pollution comes from the waste of Tkibuli coal processing.
Pollution index in 1992 was 3.21, class IV. phenols concentration was 14
River Ogaskura - pollution comes from Kutaisi automobile factory
waste water. Pollution index was 4.2 in 1992, class V.
River Kubistskali - pollute by Batumi oil refinery. Average oil
concentration exceeded MPL 2.4 times, maximal - 4 times. It should be mentioned,
that compared to previous year the pollution level was 9 times less. This
is a consequence of sharp reduction in production activities.