Cleaner wastewater in the municipality of Końskie

Improving the mains water supply and wastewater management for people in the municipality of Konskie as well as cutting environmental pollution are the focal points of this particular infrastructure and environment project.

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The project’s aim is to modernise the water supply system and widen the scope of wastewater collection and treatment systems by upgrading and extending both sanitary wastewater and rainwater management. In addition, the project will extend and modernise the existing mains supply of drinking water in the 26 towns and villages that make up the municipality.

Limited wastewater provision

The present sanitary wastewater collection system in the Konskie municipality reaches only 58.2% of the area’s inhabitants. The project is therefore seeking to increase connection rates, improve service standards and reduce the environmental impact from wastewater.

Goodbye to septic tanks

The Konskie municipality wastewater system is presently divided into two sewage catchment areas. Homes elsewhere in the municipality without mains sewerage (primarily single house settlements) still collect their wastewater in septic tanks. These are then emptied and the sewage transported to an old treatment plant within the municipality.

Under the project, the old treatment plant will be decommissioned and wastewater processed at a larger, more modern plant at Kornica. Using a pressure and gravitational wastewater collection system, wastewater from the project area will be collected and fed through the wastewater collection system owned and operated by the municipal utility company in Konskie.

The applied technology will involve the mechanical/biological/chemical process, which is based on activated sludge with preliminary denitrification and dephosphatation. The sludge will be thickened biologically, stabilised in non-oxide conditions, followed then by mechanical dewatering and final drying.

Wider coverage and a cleaner environment

As well as boosting the degree of coverage – from 58.2% to 96.6% of the municipality’s residents – the project will also reduce the adverse environmental effects of today’s run-down wastewater system (untreated wastewater contamination of the soil, surface water and groundwater). This should mean fewer incidents in future of environmental pollution from wastewater discharges and a better quality of life for people living in the area.


Draft date

24/01/2011