Trenčín region to gain improved wastewater treatment facilities

Six agglomerations will benefit from adequate wastewater collection and treatment in order to reach the standards for wastewater set down in EU regulations.

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This project will help the six agglomerations of Trenčín, Nové Mesto, Trenčianska Teplá, Trenčianske Teplice, Trenčianske Stankovce and Chocholná Velčice, by reducing the pollution of surface water and groundwater as well as help in eliminating nitrogen and phosphorous forms. The treatment plants themselves will be organised so as to maintain effluence within the limits valid for sensitive areas.

All equipment used – mechanical-technological and electro-technological – will be of high quality guaranteeing a long service life adding to the sustainability of the project. By improving environmental standards in the area, local inhabitants’ lives will be improved in a subtle yet vital way.

Transporting and treating

The project will be implemented on several fronts. Firstly, one new wastewater treatment plant will be constructed (in Trenčín – Left bank) while four existing ones will be extended and upgraded (in Nové Mesto, Trenčianska Teplá, Trenčianske Stankovce and Ivanovce). This will ensure that the required capacity is available and will ensure that the region is in compliance with the Slovakian government’s decree and the European Commission Directive on the matter.

Secondly, sewerage systems will be constructed in some municipalities and upgraded in others. This will include 50 372 m of gravity sewer piping, 33 pumping stations and 8 396 m of pressure piping. Thirdly, 26 606 m of new water supply mains will be provided in three municipalities (Podolie, Pobedim and Očkov) thereby maximising the potential of the existing water supply systems.

Meeting high standards

As a result of this project, 3 121 residents will be connected to the new drinking water supply system. A population equivalent of 12 529 will be connected to the new sewer system. For the newly constructed wastewater treatment plant, a population equivalent of 4 928 will be served, whilst for the reconstructed wastewater treatment plant, a population equivalent of 94 455 will be served.

All six agglomerations in question will be in compliance with the EU Directive on urban wastewater treatment. The advances made to people’s lives in the region will be substantial. Their water supply and sewerage systems will lead to safer, healthier water and will have a positive effect on the environment.

Due to the high quality of materials used in the construction work and upgrades, this is a project that should require only routine maintenance by the managing authority. An additional boon to the region will be the 758 jobs created during the 36-month implementation period.

Total and EU funding

The project “Upgrade of wastewater treatment plant, sewerage system and drinking water supply in Trenčín region” has a total eligible budget of EUR 83 725 194 with the EU’s Cohesion Fund contributing EUR 48 344 489 for the 2007 to 2013 programming period.

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