Clean Water and Environment – Healthy Society (LT-BY)
Short title: CleanWater(LT-BY)
PRIORITY 2: ADDRESSING COMMON CHALLENGES
Measure 2.1.: Protection and sustainable development of environmental and natural resources
Beneficiary: Alytus City Municipality Administration (Alytus, Lithuania)
Partners: State Enterprise "Grodnovodokanal" (Grodno, Belarus), Municipality Enterprise "Dzukijos vandenys" (Alytus, Lithuania)
Associate: Grodno City Executive Committee (Grodno, Belarus)
PROBLEM: Current situation in water supply and sewerage networks in Alytus and Grodno is complex. In Grodno city and Alytus the number of water pipeline and sewerage network accidents is big. The numbers clearly show the need for water supply and sewerage system accidents prevention increase. It also reflects the necessity to decrease pollution from economical activities (sewerage infiltration) and to manage risk and preparedness in the cases of natural and environmental disasters. This has an influence on the environmental pollution of Nemunas, as both Grodno and Alytus are situated by the longest river in Lithuania.
OBJECTIVES: the project aimed at minimising the risk of environmental damage from the failures of the outdated sewerage network in the cities of the Lithuanian-Belarusian border region: Alytus (Lithuania) and Grodno (Belarus). Also, the public awareness on water saving was attempted to be increased. The specific objective of the project was to reduce the accident management time within the wastewater networks in the cities of Alytus and Grodno.
The quality of sewerage systems in Grodno and Alytus was improved by purchasing modern wastewater network cleaning and diagnostic equipment. 2 vehicles, equipped with the hydrodynamic cleaning equipment and 2 units of TV inspection equipment started operating. Around 24 kilometres of waste water network were cleaned and inspected in Alytus and Grodno.
The partners also prepared a common Plan for improvement of wastewater systems in Alytus and Grodno.
In order to encourage people to save water, to increase their environmental awareness and to inform them about the project and its results, a large scale public campaign was organised. It contained articles, video clips, information stands and promotional items.
The open-doors days and the festivals called “Clean water – healthy society” were organised.
|Project number: ||LLB-2-140|
|Grant Contract number: ||1VL-759|
|Total budget: ||911 719 €|
|EU contribution: ||820 547,08 €|
|Implementation period: ||15 months (01.2013-03.2014)|
|Contact: ||Ineta Dimšienė |
Administration of Alytus City Municipality, tel. +370 315 55 131, fax +370 315 55 191, e-mail: email@example.com. www.alytus.lt