11 mineral springs from the much larger natural dowry of Slănic Moldova resort will be restarted on Thursday, October 14, the very day when Christians celebrate the Pious Parascheva. The springs were redeveloped and modernized on the places where they operated until they were closed in 2013.
“I consider – said the mayor of Slănic Moldova, Gheorghe Baciu – that it is a historic moment for the resort and our city, because for the first time the City Hall has these springs, which it restarted with modern installations, equipped with sensors that when a tourist approaches the spring water begins to flow. The area will be modernized and lit. From Thursday, the water will flow to the free mineral springs, so that all people can benefit from this richness offered to nature by God ”.
In Slănic Moldova, in the 1970s, a mineral water distribution system was built, which operated until 2013, when, due to disputes over land and building properties in the area taken over privately after 1989, the operation of the springs was stopped. “We – Gheorghe Baciu also specified – started, five years ago, to take over these sources in the public domain. Currently, the exploration of the area with mineral springs is completed and we have obtained their therapeutic indications, but we have also submitted the documentation for the exploitation license. However, for two months now, we have also taken over the lands and buildings from the springs. Now, we restart the springs on their old site. Until now, the water from three springs simply flowed into the bed of the Slănic brook, and tourists could not benefit from it ”.
Sources of history
Slănic Moldova Resort is famous for its carbonated, bicarbonate, slightly sulfurous, chlorinated, sodium, hypertonic, hypotonic and oligomineral springs, springs discovered in 1801, and in 1877 to defend the first spa facilities. Specialists compared them with the mineral waters of Karlovy Vary, Vichy, Aix-les-Bains, etc.
Slănic Moldova provides treatment for digestive disorders (chronic hypo and hyperacid gastritis, gastric and duodenal ulcers, post-surgical stomach disorders, chronic atypical colitis, flammable colon, chronic constipation), hepatobiliary diseases (biliary dyskinesia, chronic cholecystitis with or without stones, postoperative conditions in liver disease), metabolic and nutritional diseases (diabetes mellitus, mild and intermediate forms, obesity), kidney and urinary diseases (conditions after treatment of urinary tract infections, where there are no kidney lesions or disorders).
Long ago, the springs in Slănic Moldova were managed by the St. Spiridon Hospital in Iași, which also had buildings and villas, railways and a treatment base managed by the Racoviță Hotel. With the nationalization in 1948, the springs passed to the Balneoclimateric Enterprise from Slănic Moldova, which modernized them and made important perspectives. After 1989, this enterprise was privatized and became the Perla Moldovei company. In 2004, the company ceded the access to the City Hall to the Trout Farm, by deed of donation, but kept the related land, catchments and skunk.