After heating a portion of the transportation route from Cajetina to Zlatibor, this winter the underground heating with geothermal waters will be assembled on King’s Square in the heart of Zlatibor.
As energy source, for heating will be used hydrothermal energy pumping out the water with the assistance of heat pumps from the underground water sites in the Sloboda area, some100m away.
“In the next 15 days, a pump is to be made and the entire system connected, so that in the upcoming winter season, King’s Square will be without snow or ice. The same heating system of transportation sections with pipes arranged beneath the asphalt surface was also done on the crossroads towards Colovica hill, which was constantly under ice during the winter months”, says the president of Cajetina municipality, Milan Stamatovic.
“In Jablanica we discovered a source of hyper alkaline water, of very high PH values and a temperature of around 17°C. There are only seven such water sources on the planet and it has been established that it can treat skin diseases”, highlights Ana Vranjes from the Mining and Geological faculty.
Besides this, there are other underground geothermal and medicinal waters in the area of Zlatibor and Cajetina municipality, where they are resolved to use these sources for the development of health tourism too.
Research on the underground waters on Zlatibor continues next year too, with the assistance of the Ministry of Science for the goal of using renewable energy sources.