Improving access to safe drinking water supply and sewerage

Expanding the water treatment and supply systems in Bodva, Slovakia, will connect thousands more people to the public sewerage network and ensure access to safe drinking water.

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This investment project in East Slovakia is extending the water network by around 71 km and constructing 2 000 water connections to newly connect almost 8 000 people to the public water mains, ensuring that they have access to clean and safe drinking water.

At the same time, the waste water collection and treatment network is being expanded by about 66 km to connect around 10 000 more people to the public sewerage system. The expansion is intended to ensure that at least 85 % of the population in Bodva – an area in the region of Košice – is connected to the public sewerage.

Increasing capacity

The infrastructure works to expand the water supply network are taking place in 16 municipalities in Košice and its surroundings, including Medzev, Mokrance, Janík, Paňovce and Čečejovce.

The sewerage network extension meanwhile is focused on 6 municipalities in the same region, including Veľká Ida, Jasov and Poproč.

As part of the project, the two existing municipal waste water treatment plants – Moldava nad Bodvou and Šaca – will be upgraded to the capacity of just over 24 000 PE (Population Equivalent). The efficiency of treated waste water will be increased through the elimination of phosphorus and nitrogen, and the possibility of building a joint sludge management facility, capable of serving both plants, has also been proposed.

The project is expected to generate 360 jobs once implemented at the end of 2015.

Total investment and EU funding

Total investment for the project “Drinking water supply and sewerage in the municipalities of the micro-region Bodva” is EUR 69 720 788, of which the EU's Cohesion Fund is contributing EUR 37 336 768, through the “Environment” Operational Programme for the 2007-2013 programming period under the priority axis “Integrated protection and rational utilisation of water".

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