Water Policy Updates - July 2022
Major investment has been approved for the upgrade of water and wastewater infrastructure in Romania with the potential to prevent high water losses, insufficient flow and inadequate quality of water from local sources.
EU invests in Romanian water infrastructure
The Commission has approved an investment of more than €127 million from the Cohesion Fund to solve water supply problems by developing the water and wastewater infrastructure in Buzău county, Romania.
Thirteen water supply systems will be upgraded as part of the project, along with 57 places where water can be extracted, 16 kilometres of sewage collectors, and 430 kilometres of sewer network pipes. The water and wastewater network improvements will assist 170,392 people in total.
Elisa Ferreira, the Commissioner for Cohesion and Reforms, states that cohesion policy can be achieved via infrastructure investments addressing regional issues and saving water, giving clean water to citizens and creating new jobs.
Another project will improve the water infrastructure in the Turda-Câmpia Turzii area, where another 150 million euros will be invested in fifteen localities. These projects are aligned to the EU Drinking Water and Urban Wastewater directives, preventing high water losses, insufficient flow and inadequate quality of water from local sources.