Rehabilitation and Extension of the Water Supply and Sewerage Systems in Teleorman County

The measure consists of investments in drinking water treatment and distribution, wastewater collection and treatment. It will be implemented in the county of Teleorman for the agglomeration of Alexandria, Turnu Magurele, Rosiori de Vede, Zminicea and Videle. It will be implemented by the Regional Operating Company "S. C. Apa  Serv. SA", Alexandria. The ultimate purpose is to promote the compliance with the relevant EU environmental legislation and in turn improve the quality of the water services.

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Project description

As regards water supply, the project consists of works for the rehabilitation of drinking water system. The rehabilitation of water transmission pipes will consists of some 100 km pipes, 7 new and rehabilitated drinking water treatment plants, 18 new and rehabilitated pumping and booster stations, 7 new and rehabilitated water reservoirs.
As regards the wastewater collection and treatment, the project involves the rehabilitation and extension of some 37 km of sewers, 10 new wastewater pumping stations and 5 wastewater treatment plants (for a target population served of respectively 75,200, 38,000, 29,300, 14,800 and 10,600 persons).

What are the project likely benefits?

Some 130,000 inhabitants living in the project area will directly benefit from improved water services. Particularly the investment will improve the quality of life of the citizens living in the service area by ensuring better access to drinking water and wastewater services: 100 % of the population of the concerned municipalities will have access to compliant drinking water supply after project implementation, and 100% of the population of the concerned wastewater agglomeration will be connected to the sewerage system. Safe drinking water will contribute to reduce health risks for the population. Wastewater disposal and treatment will improve the hygienic conditions and the quality of the environment. Reliable and compliant water services will in turn make the Teleorman County a more attractive place to invest in. The project is expected to directly create 300 jobs during the implementation phase and 50 during the operational phase.

What are the project likely environmental benefits ?

Thanks to the improvement of the wastewater collection and treatment, the project will bring about a considerable reduction of organic and nutrient pollution load discharged directly into the Danube river and ultimately the Danube basin. Significant environmental benefits will also stem from the elimination of groundwater and subsoil contamination thanks to the extension of the wastewater system, replacing the existing individual treatments. The expected reuse of sludge in agriculture will also allow for corresponding savings in chemical fertilizers.

Draft date

01/01/2007