Wilo Pump Technology for Slovakia

11.07.2008

In Slowakia, pumps made by Wilo will contribute significantly to establish a sustainable infrastructure of water supply and sewage disposal.

Wilo Pump Technology for Slovakia

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At the 15th International Trade Fair for Water – Sewage – Refuse and Recycling (IFAT) 2008 in Munich the Dortmund-based pump expert signed a contract with the supplier for the construction consortium, the company VHZ-DIS from Brno, Slovakia. 42 pressure boosting systems for water supply as well as 64 “Wilo-EMUPORT“ pumping stations and 20 “Wilo-EMU FA” sewage treatment plant pumps for sewage disposal are within the scope of delivery.

The pump technology is a part of Europe’s largest water supply and sewage disposal project which is currently realised in Slovakia. Investor are the waterworks of northern Slowakia (Severoslovenske vodarne a kanalizacie a.s. Zilina). With a total volume of more than €54 m. a potable water and sewage network should be constructed according to EU standards in the Horne Kysuce region. The densely wooded and sparsely populated region is located in the Northwest of the country and belongs to the West Carpathians. The large project comprises 183 kilometres of water pipes with 2,300 new connections. In addition, 260 kilometres of sewage pipelines with 6,950 connections will be constructed.

With this and further projects the Slovak government aims at increasing the potable water supply rate of the population until 2015 from currently 85 % in country average to 95 %. While in the cities almost all households are supplied with water, the average supply rate in rural areas is at 54 %.

A similar situation is given in the sewage sector. In 2006 more than two fifths of the 5.4 m. habitants were not connected to the public sewer system. In the Cadca district, which also comprises a part of the Horne Kysuce region, the connection rate is currently at less than 30 % which is even much more below this value. Thanks to this project many people in the region will for the first time have a connection to the sewer system. At the same time the government will contribute actively to protect the environment because in future less untreated sewage will be discharged into public waters.

Source: WILO SE

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