Improved water network reaching more residents in Galati

Distributing cleaner, safer drinking water to 395 000 residents, alongside improved wastewater collection and treatment, including construction and upgrade works, are the key outcomes of this project in South-East Romania.

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Upon completion, 100% of the agglomerations covered will be connected to safe drinking water resources. Furthermore, 97% of the population in the wastewater agglomerations targeted will be connected to the sewerage system.

Polishing up water services

The regional operating company S.C APA CANAL S.A GALATI will be responsile for carrying out the works, bringing benefits to the 395 000 inhabitants living in the agglomerations of Galati, Tecuci, Targu Bujor, Pechea and Liesti. The investments will improve the quality of life of citizens residing in the service area by ensuring better access to drinking water and wastewater services. The project is also expected to directly create 250 jobs during the initial development phase, another four over the long-term.

Less soil pollution

The improved wastewater collection and treatment service will bring about a major reduction in organic and nutrient pollution load discharged directly into receiving water bodies. By extending the wastewater system, significant environmental benefits will stem from the elimination of groundwater and subsoil contamination.

Five agglomerations better served

The following shows the main infrastructure features being overhauled in the five agglomerations, and includes replacements, rehabilitation, upgrades, extensions and new construction:

  • Galati: well fields, water transmission network, wastewater treatment plant, and advanced sludge dewatering equipment;
  • Tecuci: chlorination plant, water distribution network, pumping station, booster stations, sewage network, wastewater pumping stations and wastewater treatment network;
  • Targu Bujor: well fields, chlorination unit, reservoirs, water transmission network, pumping stations, water distribution networks, sewage network, wastewater pumping stations, wastewater treatment plant;
  • Pechea and Liesti: chlorination plants and reservoirs, water transmission network and pumping stations, water distribution network, sewage network, wastewater pumping stations and wastewater treatment plant.

The new infrastructure will help the local region meet the water compliance obligations stipulated in the EU Accession Treaty as well as the objectives of the Sectoral Operational Programme for Environment. Overall, 53 525 additional residents will be connected to the drinking water network, with access to safe water resources.


Draft date

20/09/2011