Direct benefits information:
Reconstruction and cleaning of the Lepiku channel means that cleaner water will flow in to the Botanic Garden’ s ponds and later in Pirita river and in the Gulf of Finland – this way improving the ecological status of water.
Ancillary benefits information:
The reconstruction of the Lepiku channel on the territory of Tallinn Botanic Garden may be handled as a pilot project, the objective of which is to raise awareness of the residents of the area. In the lower course of the reconstructed ditch the self-cleaning system should be more effective than in the straight, piped upper course, as is the case at the moment in the upper course. The innovation, by most part, lies in the fact that with very simple means and relatively low cost it is possible to build a self-cleaning, aesthetically enjoyable rainwater handling solution. The solution will help the residents of the drainage area to understand the need the importance of water conservation and offers inspiration to land owners whose land the ditch passes through, and hopefully helps them to understand that an attractively and effectively built ditch will increase the value of their land, rather than be a possible area for problems.
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reconstruction works including materials and designn
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