WARSAW, Poland – Wastewater treatment capacity will be expanded and improved across 31 cities in Poland using €430 in European Union (EU) funding.
The Polish Press Agency reported that the largest project will be the modernization of two wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) in Warsaw, which will connect 5,700 new users to the city’s sewage system.
Major sewage projects are also planned in Poznan, Radom, Lublin and Wroclaw, while smaller upgrades will start in 26 other Polish cities including Krakow.
EU funding for the projects will come from the Infrastructure and Environment Operational Programme 2014-2020.
Poland became a member of the EU in 2004 after finishing accession negotiations at the end of 2002.
According to the Ministry of Treasury Republic of Poland, as a result of EU funds, Poland is catching up with the EU average by share of households with access to potable water and the share of households with access to wastewatertreatment has improved to 64 percent.
Between 2003-2013, over €16.6 billion was spent on construction of modernization of the country’s wastewater network.