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Wastewater Treatment Plant Rossau in Innsbruck. Source: Wikimedia CommonsThe Austrian government is prepared to invest approximately 46 million euros in drinking water projects, expansion of wastewater treatment plants and flood protection. The investment of the government is meant to provoke a total investment of 200 million euros. This was announced by...
Water service providers should be able to invest in water infrastructure on the basis of charged water prices. Thus the Cost Recovery Principle, also known as Article 9 in the Water Framework Directive (WFD), should be strengthened. Eureau, the organisation of private and public water service providers across Europe, pleas for introducing water prices that ensure these investments.
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