Clean and healthy water for the Dyje River Basin

An important water infrastructure project across the region of Jihovýchod in the Czech Republic aims to bring various wastewater treatment and sewerage facilities in line with the highest European standards.

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The project "Water protection of the Dyje River Basin – Stage II" is a continuation of the project "Water protection of the Dyje River Basin – Stage I" approved by EC for co-financing from ISPA in 2002, and which focused on improving wastewater treatment and sewerage facilities in 10 towns and villages along the Dyje River.

Cleaning Jihovýchod’s waters

The main objective of the new “Stage II” project is to comply with the requirements of European legislation on urban wastewater treatment. It is composed of 11 subprojects, aimed at reducing surface and wastewater pollution in the South-East region of Jihovýchod in the Czech Republic.

These 11 subprojects will focus on the construction of water supply and sewerage facilities or on improving the efficiency of existing ones. It takes place in an area that is part of the greater Morava River Basin (9 765 km²), which eventually drains into the Black Sea. The project’s main goal is to improve urban wastewater treatment in the target area, matching the requirements of the EU urban wastewater treatment directive of 1991.

The implementation of the project will enable an additional 4 198 inhabitants to be connected to the new wastewater infrastructure, while the overall rehabilitation of existing sewerage systems will benefit up to 15 469 inhabitants, 115 of whom will be connected to the wastewater infrastructure for the first time. A new wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) with a capacity to deal with up to 1 800 people (p.e. – population equivalent) will be constructed. In addition, 3 WWTPs will also be rehabilitated with a total capacity of 25 510 p.e. Reconstruction of the drinking water distribution system will benefit some 4 300 inhabitants in the region.

Expected results

The project includes 53.1 km of new sewers, 20.6 km of reconstructed sewers and 3 km of reconstructed water pipes. The infrastructure in the municipalities covered by the project is owned by a union of four municipalities based in Boskovice, Žďársko, Třebíč and Jihlavsko. The project is expected to directly create 392 jobs during the two year period of the implementation phase and three jobs for a period of thirteen years during the operation stage.


Draft date

03/10/2011