Regulation of water and waste management in Czechowice-Dziedzice improves sanitation

Investment into the water and wastewater infrastructure in the municipality of Czechowice-Dziedzice will increase access to the sewerage system and improve existing sanitation for both residents and businesses alike.

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The project will eliminate deficiencies, such as the lack of a collective sewerage system, the poor state of the water mains system and insufficient treatment-plant capacity. Residents, industrial plants and utility companies in the area will all benefit from improved sanitation infrastructure. 

Infrastructure improvements to cope with EU legislation

The project is being implemented in Czechowice Dziedzice, a small city of 43 500 people on the southern border of the Katowice conurbation, the largest urban area in Poland. The parishes of Zabrzeg and Ligota will also benefit, as the project improves water management facilities by replacing damaged sections of the water mains in these parishes.

The project includes three separate elements: the modernisation of the wastewater treatment plant in Czechowice-Dziedzice; the construction of a sewerage system of approximately 121.3 km; and the replacement of about 7.4 km of the water distribution network in the municipality.

In addition, the project ensures the municipality’s compliance with the EU Urban Waste Water Directive.

Greater coverage for residents

It is estimated that around 11 000 residents will benefit from the new sewage network by 2016. Furthermore, the urban sewerage system scope is expected to increase from 77 % (covering 37 779 people) at present to about 98 % in 2015 (covering 47 985 people).

The project is expected to create 36 jobs during its the implementation


Total investment and EU funding

Total investment for the project “Regulation of water and waste management in the municipality of Czechowice-Dziedzice” is EUR 59 920 782. The EU’s Cohesion Fund is contributing EUR 30 193 505 from the operational programme “Infrastructure and Environment” for the 2007-2013 programming period, under the priority axis “Water and Wastewater Management”.


Draft date

29/12/2014