Enhancing water quality on the Upper Morava River

Fifty-five thousand people in the Olomoucky kraj region of the north-western Czech Republic are to enjoy better wastewater services, thanks to a project designed to reduce underground and surface water pollution in the upper basin of the Morava River

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The Morava River is a key tributary of the upper Danube. Its basin covers a total area of almost 26 600 km2, more than three quarters of which lies in the Czech Republic.

Under this project, wastewater collection and treatment services are to be improved for five municipalities in the Šumperk district (Šumperk, Hanušovice, Zabreh, Mohelnice and Lostenice). Some 3 700 inhabitants will also gain access to the wastewater collection network. After the project's completion, the connection rate to the sewerage network in the area covered will rise from 92.9 % to 99.6 %.

New sewerage network

The work includes construction of a sewerage network (59.7 km) and reconstruction of the existing sewerage network (20.9 km). Contractors are also upgrading the Mohelnice Wastewater Treatment Plant to treat a capacity of 9 800 population equivalent (p.e.) and a hydraulic throughput of 1 470 m3/day.

The project is expected to create 1 600 new jobs during its implementation.

Total investment and EU funding

Total investment for the project “Improvement of Water Quality in the Upper Morava River Basin – Stage II” is EUR 84 641 320 with the EU’s Cohesion Fund contributing EUR 49 133 658 through the ”Environment” Operational Programme for the 2007-2013 programming period.

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