Extending and modernising the water systems in Covasna county

In order to bring the water and wastewater systems in Covasna in line with EU environmental standards, it was decided to extend and rehabilitate the county’s drinking water and wastewater infrastructure.

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The project, which will be implemented in Sfantu Gheorghe, Targu Secuiesc, Covasna and Intorsura Buzaului by the regional operating company ‘SC Gospodarie Comunala SA Sfantu Gheorghe’, aims to benefit around 104 000 inhabitants.

100% connection rate

It is expected that the connection rate to both the sewer collection system and to the drinking water network will reach 100% in the target area, meaning an additional 12 790 inhabitants will be connected to a safe drinking water supply system.

From a technical perspective, the project mainly consists of the measures for upgrading water catchment, the construction and rehabilitation of water transmission pipes, reservoirs and water treatment plants and the extension and rehabilitation of distribution networks, including pumping stations. Additionally, it will allow for the extension and rehabilitation of the wastewater sewerage network, including pumping stations and the construction and upgrade of wastewater treatment plants.

Improving quality of life, reducing pollution

As a result of the project, some 104 000 inhabitants living in the area will directly benefit from improved water services.

The investment will improve the quality of life of the citizens by ensuring better access to drinking water and wastewater services. 100% of the population in the project area will have access to a compliant drinking water supply and a modernised sewerage system when the project is complete.

An improvement in the wastewater collection and treatment will bring about a considerable reduction in the organic and nutrient pollution load discharged directly into the receiving water bodies. Additionally, significant environmental benefits will also stem from the elimination of groundwater and subsoil contamination, thanks to the extension of the wastewater system.

Finally, the project is also expected to benefit the local economy by directly mobilising 125 jobs during the implementation phase.


Draft date

10/10/2011