Improvement to water and sewage management brings better sanitation to Silesia

A major programme of investment aims to ensure that access to a modern collective sanitary sewage system is broadened, reaching 93 % of Dąbrowa Górnicza’s inhabitants.

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Dąbrowa Górnicza is one of the largest cities in Silesia, and the sanitary sewerage system is used by all businesses and public utilities in the city. About 5 % of the businesses and public utilities reached through the project are newly connected users. Overall, the project will reach 116 700 people, including 16 190 for the first time.

Technical plans

The sanitary sewerage system includes construction of 121 km of gravity/pressure-based sewers, installation of 21 pumping stations, closure of around 4 560 septic tanks, and the closing of the Group Wastewater Treatment Plant in Strzemieszyce. The storm-water drainage system comprises a construction of 63 km of gravity/pressure-based storm-water drains, and the installation of two pumping stations.

The project also envisages the upgrade of a 62 km-long water mains with HDPE pressurised pipes located in the area with the new sanitary sewers. This provides an overall solution to the current water and waste water problems in these areas. .

Total investment and EU funding

Total investment for the project “Improvement of water and sewage management in the municipality Dąbrowa Górnicza – phase I” is EUR 152 011 671, with the EU’s Cohesion Fund contributing EUR 86 468 017 under the operational programme “Infrastructure and Environment” for the 2007-2013 programming period, under the priority axis “Water and sewage management.”

Draft date

16/12/2014