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Improvement of the water and wastewater management – Stage II
MPWiK received in 2004 co-funding from the Cohesion Fund for the Project „Improvement of the water and wastewater management in Wrocław – Stage II”. This Project is a follow-up of the Project „Improvement of water quality in Wrocław” implemented by the Municipality of Wrocław co-financed from the ISPA funds.
The measures under the Project aim to improve the quality of water supplied to the residents and to protect environment, especially by the extension of the sewerage systems and the improvement of urban waste-water treatment.
The Projects consists of 3 groups of tasks:
- Modernisation of the drinking water pipeline
- Establishment and modernisation of the water supply and sewerage network in Strachocin and Wojnów residential areas
- Extension and modernisation of the Sewage Treatment Plant of Wrocław together with construction of the sewerage network.
Moreover, under the Project are implemented three „service” contracts related to supervision over the implementation of the investment tasks by the Contract Engineer.
Within the first group of tasks there were modernized nearly 30 km water supply network. The modernisation of water pipelines aims at reducing the number of breakdowns leading often to lack of water supplies in a large area of the city. Moreover, the modernisation contributes to improving the quality of drinking water supplied to the residents from the „Na Grobli” and „Mokry Dwór” Water Treatmen Plants. The poor technical condition due to age and quality of materials of which the water supply systems and internal installations are made, results in an unappetizing taste and unpleasant smell of drinking water. It should be mentioned that the quality of water treated in both plants after their modernisation (the „Na Grobli” Water Treatment Plant was modernised under the Project „Improvement of water quality in Wrocław”) meets the highest European standards.
In Strachocin and Wojnów residential areas were built more than 18 km of sewerage and storm water network, thus enabling the liquidation of septic tanks used to date by residents. Within the investment were built nearly 7 km of water supply network, and were renovated more than 17 km of water supply network and connections.
Within the third group of tasks under the Project is implemented development and modernisation of the Wastewater Treatment Plant Janówek (WOŚ Janówek). This investment will almost double the capacity of the wastewater treatment plant allowing to treat wastewater from the whole city area. So far, only wastewater from the left-bank part of Wrocław was treated here, and wastewater from the right-bank part of the city is treated on the Osobowickie Fields (Pola Osobowickie) used as a natural wastewater treatment plant. For this purpose it is necessary to build a distribution system to transport wastewater from the right-bank part of Wrocław and to modernize the Stary Port pumping station. The development of the Wastewater Treatment Plant will allow to shut down outdated and inefficient Ratyń and Zakrzów wastewater treatment plants and to put out of operation the lion’s share of the Osobowickie Fields; the remaining part of the fields will absorb only negligible quantities of wastewater allowing to preserve the ecosystem existing here.
The estimated costs of the programme of improvement of water and wastewater management in Wrocław – Stage II amount to 50,3 million euro. Co-funding from the Cohesion Fund reaches 62%, so 31,2 million euro.
By the Decision of the European Commission of 16 December 2004 MPWiK received co – funding from the Cohesion Fund for the implementation of the Project No. 2004/PL//16/C/PE/031 „Improvement of water and wastewater management in Wrocław – Stage II”. The co-funding represents 62% of the Project eligible expenses, i.e. 31,2 million Euro.
Some words about… the Cohesion Fund
The Cohesion Fund was established on the basis of the Maastricht Treaty on European Union in 1991, which came in force in 1993. The Cohesion Fund was created to reduce the gap in the level of economic and social development of the countries and regions of the European Union. The underlying aim of the Fund is to strengthen economic and social cohesion within the European Union by funding large projects forming a coherent whole in the field of environmental protection and transport infrastructure.
The premise for the performance of the Cohesion Fund projects in the environment sector is adapting the existing facilities to the European standards, as well as the construction of new elements improving the natural environment.
The financial assistance of the Cohesion Fund may be granted provided that through the co-financed projects will be achieved the environmental effects required under the EU – directives. The beneficiary can make use of it until 2010, unless the European Commission decides to extend this period. MPWiK as a result of the project „Improvement of water and wastewater management in Wrocław – Stage II” will adapt the quality of discharged wastewater to the EU – standards.
After completion of the investments implemented under the Project only a portion of wastewater of the rainy season will be directed to the Osobowice Irrigation Fields. All wastewater in the capital of Lower Silesia will be treated by the Wastewater Treatment Plant Wrocław Janówek. This plant will meet after extension and modernisation the European BAT (Best Available Techniques) – technical requirements and sludge management there will be performed in compliance with European Union Directives.
Thanks to ongoing renovations and modernisations of water mains will be improved the taste and quality of water delivered to the residents of Wrocław. It is also in addition to the strategy of MPWiK the required environmental condition.
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