Connecting more people to vital services in Warsaw

A wide-ranging scheme to modernise water and wastewater systems in and around Poland’s capital city will connect an additional 10 396 residents to the sewerage network and 2 856 to the water supply.

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The work takes place in Warsaw and the neighbouring towns of Pruszków and Piastów, which are located in the Pruszków agglomeration. This project is in fact phase four of a wider scheme to upgrade sanitary and water systems in the area, and complements work undertaken in phases one to three.

The overall scheme was divided into four phases due to the amount of work and financial resources required to improve the area’s water and wastewater systems. Phase one included the construction of a wastewater transmission system for a treatment plant; phase two comprised investments related to the intake, treatment and distribution of water; and phase three funding was committed to improving the collection and treatment of waste from Warsaw.

Phase four: what`s new?

Phase four includes the following elements:

  • The modernisation of a water treatment station and chlorination facilities;
  • Construction of 4.4 km of water supply network in Warsaw;
  • Building approximately 62 km of sanitary sewerage network to the boundary of people’s properties;
  • Modernisation of 25 km of the existing sewerage system, including 13 km of renovations in Warsaw and 12 km in the Pruszków agglomeration.

Moreover, the scheme involves the construction of two pumping stations in Warsaw and the upgrade of two existing pumping facilities. A thermal sewerage sludge disposal station is to be built at the Czajka wastewater treatment plant. Additionally, two older treatment plants are being modernised and expanded through the project. Some specialist equipment will also be purchased to help streamline the operation of both the water supply and sewerage systems.

Total investment and EU funding

Total investment for the project “Water and wastewater management in Warsaw – Phase IV” is EUR 404 710 973, of which the EU’s Cohesion Fund is contributing EUR 196 507 667 from the Operational Programme “Infrastructure and Environment” for the 2007 to 2013 programming period. Work falls under the priority “Water and Wastewater Management”.

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