Building a water supply network along the German-Polish border

Investment to convert a water treatment plant in the Polish town of Pieńsk and build a water transfer system in the Saxon town of Neißeaue has improved the supply of drinking water and treatment of wastewater in both towns.

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By connecting the Polish water treatment plant to the German network, water for Neißeaue’s inhabitants is now cheaper. © City Council in Pieńsk By connecting the Polish water treatment plant to the German network, water for Neißeaue’s inhabitants is now cheaper. © City Council in Pieńsk

" The works contribute to developing both municipalities located in the border zone. It is also a really interesting project from a European perspective due to its cross-border cooperation element. "

Bartosz Wesolowski, City and Municipality Pieńsk

The cross-border project planned by the communities of Pieńsk and Neißeaue has greatly improved cross community co-operation in the public amenities sector, while securing much needed drinking water supplies.

A win-win situation

Both regions have witnessed a mutual development of technical infrastructure and ensured a continued supply of drinking water for the inhabitants of the Pieńsk and Neißeaue municipalities. By connecting the Polish water treatment plant to the German network, water for Neißeaue’s inhabitants is now cheaper. In addition, an emergency water supply from Görlitz to the Polish town has been guaranteed.

As a result of this cross border cooperation, as well as improved infrastructure on both sides of the border, there is better economic and social cooperation between the two partner municipalities. The construction of the Pieńsk water treatment plant is also good news for the environment as water is now recycled, while surface water is safe from pollution due to treatment of the wastewater.


Total investment and EU funding

Total investment for the “Conversion of the Pieńsk water treatment plant by constructing a water transfer facility in the municipality of Neißeaue including accompanying infrastructure to guarantee drinking water supply for both sides.” project is EUR 1 131 937, of which the EU’s European Regional Development Fund is contributing EUR 830 713 from the Operational Programme “Poland - Germany (Saxony)” for the 2007 to 2013 programming period.


Draft date

26/11/2015