Outdoor cooling system chills citizens in Turkey’s northwest
EDİRNE - Anadolu Agency
DHA photoTwo-hundred water jets spraying drops of cool water on pedestrians as the temperature nears 40 degrees Celsius in mid-August? The lucky residents in Turkey’s northwestern province of Edirne were able heaved a sigh of relief thanks to the project hatched by provincial Governor Recep Gürkan.
As most of Turkey struggles with suffocating August temperatures, locals in Edirne got relief from Gürkan’s outdoor cooling system established in a busy downtown pedestrian street.
The Saraçlar Street, where shops align the pedestrianized street, is now a kind of oasis thanks to the new spraying system of 200 water jets.
Gürkan said citizens and shopkeepers were not used to such high temperatures in Edirne, so the Governor’s Office mobilized.
“The system allows for citizens to walk more easily by forming an air condition affect. People have started to go out and shop,” he said, adding that the system they applied was mostly used in private enterprises like restaurants and cafes.
Saying they have received very positive responses to the system, Gürkan claimed the project was the first time a water jet system had been used in Turkey across such a large area.