Sewage network extension will triple local connection rate

The number of inhabitants connected to the sewer network will increase from 30 % in 2009 to almost 100 % by 2015.

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Meeting needs of a growing population

A major upgrade to the sewage network will improve the quality of life and environment around the Warsaw-suburb of Marki, a fast-growing town of some 23 000 inhabitants situated to the north-east of the Polish capital.

The project will increase connections to the sewer system from 30.3 % (10 754 population equivalent) in 2009 to 96.7 % (34 874 p.e.) by 2015, adding the equivalent of over 20 000 inhabitants to the system for wastewater treatment over six years. The wastewater will be diverted to the Czajka treatment plant in north-east Warsaw.

Not only will the inhabitants of the town benefit by gaining access to the sewer network, the project will also contribute to better environmental protection in the area around Marki, by reducing the discharge of harmful substances into the soil and groundwater. This will improve quality of life for residents over a much wider area.

150 km of new sewage network

The works will include the construction of over 150 km of sewerage network, a new wastewater transmission pipeline, 34 new sewer pumping stations and the modernisation of two existing pumping stations.

Eight jobs will be created during the setting up of the system, and the long-term running of the system over the next 25 years will result in the creation of five jobs.

The project will allow Poland to meet EU rules that require member states to provide towns with sewerage systems and wastewater treatment plants by 2015. The EU’s Urban Waste Water Directive was adopted in 1991 and aims to protect the environment from the adverse effects of discharges of waste from households and certain industrial sectors. It requires wastewater to be collected and treated in any town with a population equivalent of over 2 000.

Total and EU funding

The project “Construction of a sewerage system in the Marki agglomeration” has eligible costs of EUR 51 999 240, to which the EU’s European Regional Development Fund is contributing EUR 35 633 518 for the programming period 2007-2013.


Draft date

04/06/2012