Iasi County sets stage for improved water and wastewater management

A higher quality of life for residents, protected environment, improved drinking water treatment and distribution, and more efficient wastewater collection and treatment are among the key outcomes expected following the construction and upgrade of four wastewater treatment plants in Iasi County.

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A total of 386 000 residents will directly benefit from improved water services, with 91% of those in the municipalities concerned being connected to the drinking water supply, and 90% to the sewerage system.

Long-term vision

The project is part of a long-term investment plan to develop and upgrade the county’s water and wastewater systems. The agglomerations targeted are Iasi, Targu Frumos, Podu Iloaiei and Harlau.  The company ‘S.C Apal Vital S.A’ will be responsible for carrying out the project which is also expected to create 250 direct jobs during the construction phase, another 10 over the long term.

Benefits within reach of more residents

Upon completion, an additional 52 000 residents will be connected to a compliant wastewater system, with an extra 10 400 connected to a safe drinking water supply system. The final result should also see the region meet the water compliance obligations set out in the Accession Treaty as well as the objectives of the Sectoral Operational Programme for the Environment.

Linking up network components

The works undertaken primarily involve extending and upgrading transmission pipes and the distribution network, constructing pumping stations, building and upgrading reservoirs, extending and improving the sewage network, including pumping stations, and constructing and upgrading four wastewater treatment plants in Iasi, Targu Frumos, Podu Iloaiei and Harlau.

As regards environmental impacts stemming from the project, the improved wastewater collection and treatment process will result in a marked drop in organic and nutrient pollution load discharged directly into local water bodies. Other environmental benefits also come from the elimination of groundwater and subsoil contamination.

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