New infrastructure brings clean water to Myślenice

The upgrade to the Myślenice water and sewerage systems is bringing clean and safe water to more residents.

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With the addition of two new gravity-pump sewerage networks, a water-supply network that includes lateral branches and a state-of-the-art sewage treatment facility, an additional 12 672 Myślenice residents are now directly connected to the sewerage network and 4 898 to the water supply network.

The main purpose of the project is to ensure residents of Myślenice, a municipality of 65 000 located within the vicinity of Kraków, benefit from a water and wastewater management structure that is compliant with both European and national quality requirements. The project accomplishes this by increasing the availability of wastewater channelling services, ensuring appropriate wastewater treatment quality and protecting such surface-level drinking water sources as a local Dobczycki reservoir and river Skawinka.

Clean water to more residents

The Myślenice district has struggled to provide a suitable water supply and sewerage system to its population. The new water and wastewater management system is expected to increase the number of district residents connected to a clean water source from 73 % to 85 % of the population. More so, 85 % of the population will be served by the municipal sewerage system, up from 56 %. When one factors in the significant number of residents currently using septic tanks, the total per cent of the population with connection to the sewerage system increases from 59 % to 98 %.

Advanced technical solutions

The project adds numerous technical innovations to the Myślenice infrastructure, including construction of a new, environmentally friendly wastewater treatment facility in neighbouring Krzyskowice. The treatment facility utilises new technology based on a low-concentration activated sludge process to filter sewage and dispose of it in a safe and effective manner.

Total investment and EU funding

Total investment for the project “Clean water for Kraków – upgrading water and wastewater management in the Myślenice municipality” is EUR 61 214 655, with the EU’s Cohesion Fund contributing EUR 33 753 647 for the 2007–2013 programming period. The project is funded through the priority “Water and sewage management” of the Operational Programme “Infrastructure and Environment”.

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