Bacau County spruces up water network

Cleaner and safer drinking water, as well as an improved wastewater infrastructure, will soon be accessible by 262 000 residents in Bacau County in North-East Romania.

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Once the project is completed, 90% of the population will be connected to water supply and sewerage collection systems, with environmental benefits in the form of less organic and nutrient pollution in receiving water bodies.

Quality of life on the up

The company Apa Bacau CRAB will be responsile for carrying out the project works, bringing benefits to the 262 000 inhabitants in Bacau, Moinesti, Comanesti, Buhushi, Darmanesti and Targu Ocna. Citizens residing in the service area will have an improved quality of life through better access to the drinking water and wastewater services available. The investments in this major project are also expected to directly create 200 jobs in the extension and rehabilitation phase, with another 10 jobs created over the longer term.

Heading down the green road

Major reductions in organic and nutrient pollution load discharged into receiving water bodies are key outcomes in terms of protecting the environment, and stem from the improved wastewater collection and treatment service. Furthermore, by extending the wastewater system, there will be less groundwater and subsoil contamination.

Comprehensive overhaul of service and network

The following lists the main features to be rehabilitated, upgraded, extended and constructed in the five agglomerations:

  • Bacau: water treatment plant, sewage network, pumping stations, pressure pipe and wastewater treatment plant;
  • Moinesti: water supply network, sewage network, wastewater pumping stations, pressure pipe and wastewater treatment plants;
  • Buhusi: water supply network, sewage network, wastewater pumping stations and wastewater treatment plant;
  • Darmanesti and Targu Ocna: sewage network, wastewater pumping stations and wastewater treatment plant.

The project’s results will help ensure that the local region meets the water compliance obligations set out in both the Accession Treaty and the objectives of the Sectoral Operational Programme for Environment.


Draft date

20/09/2011