Thousands to benefit from new water and sewerage systems

People living in the county of Vaslui in north-east Romania look set to enjoy safe mains drinking water and better sewerage treatment facilities thanks to a major project backed by the EU’s Cohesion Fund.

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The project calls for the construction, extension and rehabilitation of a variety of water and wastewater infrastructures in the agglomerations – or areas – of Vaslui, Barlad, Husi and Negresti.

Measures include building and upgrading water supply pipes, reservoirs, chlorination plants and treatment plants, as well as the construction of pumping stations and the extension and rehabilitation of the sewerage network – including the revamp of four wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs).

Making new connections

Overall, the project benefits about 133 000 people. The goal is to ensure that 99 % of the population is connected to both water and wastewater services, which must operate according to parameters laid down in relevant EU directives. Work is carried out in order to meet the obligations of Romania’s Accession Treaty with the EU. The completed project connects an additional 60 188 inhabitants to the local wastewater system and 40 980 people to safe mains drinking water supplies.

The project is expected to create 29 jobs after completion of the implementation phase. The Regional Operating Company – S.C. AQUAVAS S.A. VASLUI – will manage the new infrastructure.


Total investment and EU funding

Total investment for the project “Rehabilitation of water supply and wastewater systems and WWTPs in Vaslui, Barlad, Husi and Negresti agglomerations in Vaslui county” is EUR 128 389 032, with the EU’s Cohesion Fund contributing EUR 81 455 746 for the 2007 to 2013 programming period. The project falls under the Operational Programme: Environment, priority “Extension and modernisation of water and wastewater systems”.


Draft date

23/05/2013