Signatories of the contract:  Ministry of Environment and Energy, Hrvatske vode-legal entity for water management, City of Rijeka, Komunalno društvo Vodovod i kanalizacija d.o.o – water supply and sewerage utility company

Location of project implementation: The urban agglomeration area of Rijeka-City of Rijeka, City of Kastav, Municipality of Viškovo, Municipality of Čavle Municipality of Jelenje

Implementation time: 2019. –

Fund: Cohesion Fund

Program: Competitiveness and Cohesion

Value of the project: HRK 1,761,563,462.00

Grant amount: HRK 1,256,548,480.00

National contribution: HRK 505,014,982.00

Description of the project:

The goals of the implementation of this project are to reach European standards in municipal wastewater management, increase the degree of protection of drinking water sources, reduce the pollution of the sea and ensure the good condition of the water, protect water and the ecosystems that depend on water —all this to be achieved in the area of the Rijeka agglomeration, i.e. Rijeka, Kastav, Viškovo, Čavli and Jelenje.

The project envisages the building of a new wastewater purifier on Delta, of high second stage of purification, with biological processing of wastewater prior to the release into the sea and processing of sludge to the content of at least 90% of dry matter. The device will have a purification capacity for the load of the equivalent of 200,000 inhabitants.

Moreover, the project will finance the construction and reconstruction of about 217 kilometres of sewerage and 126 pumping stations, with simultaneous execution of works on approximately 100 kilometres of public water supply.

Troubleshooting of connection problems of those objects, newly built and existing ones, which are below the level of the sewage collector is also envisaged. The supply of a large number (2,514) of small local internal pumping stations is planned in order to connect those units to the public drainage system.

Sections of the public water supply system will also be replaced as part of the project, which will result in the reduction of losses in the drinking water supply system of about 8%. The losses are today within the acceptable limits and are significantly below the level of the average actual losses in water supply systems in Croatia.