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Use of valuable groundwater seen as possible tourist attraction in Liepaja

11.08.2011

One of the possible infrastructure objects in the Latvian coastal city of Liepaja (southwestern Latvia), which if restored could attract more tourists to the city during the winter season, is the Liepaja Sanatorium, the city’s Mayor Uldis Sesks believes, pointing out that healthy groundwater is located underneath the city which could be used to treat skin and nerve ailments.

One of the possible infrastructure objects in the Latvian coastal city of Liepaja (southwestern Latvia), which if restored could attract more tourists to the city during the winter season, is the Liepaja Sanatorium, the city’s Mayor Uldis Sesks believes, pointing out that healthy groundwater is located underneath the city which could be used to treat skin and nerve ailments.

These so-called "sun" waters are very similar in makeup to the waters of the Dead Sea, the mayor points out.

"The water is approximately 40°C, which means it could be used as an outdoor pool during the winter," the mayor said, emphasizing that this could be one of the city’s tourism development possibilities. He informed that this healthy ground water has been used by the Liepaja Hospital for medical procedures since the 1970’s.

As Sesks explains, the reconstruction of the city’s sanatorium would be a big job, as several new drill holes are to be made to reach the groundwater.

 

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