|New Nicosia Waste Water Treatment Plant|
The project for the new bi-communal Nicosia Waste Water Treatment Plant started in March 2010.The project is jointly funded by the Sewerage Board of Nicosia and the European Union.The plant will replace the existing waste water treatment plant, located immediately adjacent the new site. The existing has been working as bi-communal plant since 1980 but is now overloaded as well obsolete and not complying with EU norms.
The new bi-communal Nicosia Waste Water Treatment Plant will serve a population of around 270,000 people and will be able to treat an average of 30,000 m3/day. It will use state-of-the-art technology capable of producing water of high enough quality for direct and safe reuse for unrestricted irrigation purposes.
The new plant will also be capable of converting the energy content of the biosolids, a bio-product of waste water treatment, into green electricity. The stabilised biosolids may also be recycled as organic fertiliser or for other productive purposes.
The project stands as an example of cooperation as the new bi-communal treatment plant is expected to be jointly managed by the two communities of Nicosia.
The works are worth 25 million EUR and will start operating in the late 2012.
|Last Updated ( Tuesday, 05 May 2015 )|