Italy: Campania invests 100 million euro in water quality and infrastructure

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Picture of Il Parco in Caserta in Campania. Picture: Wikimedia Commons.

The European Commission adopted the project ‘Risanamento Ambientale Corpi idrici Superficiali delle Aree interne’, worth a 100 million euro. The project aims to restore the water quality of the Volturno river and some of its tributaries. It relates to wastewater treatment plants and to the improvement of the area’s sewerage system, which includes 46 municipalities in the provinces of Avellino, Benevento and Caserta in Campania in the South of Italy.

The project can be realised with a contribution from the European Regional Development Fund and the Cohesion Fund of 75 million euro. Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Creţu said: “This is an important investment for Campania and a good example of how our regional investments contribute to improving the quality of life of the citizens while protecting the environment”.

Construction of sewage treatment plants
About 194.000 inhabitants are directly concerned. The project comprises the construction of 10 inter-municipal and municipal sewage treatment plants with the biological type secondary treatment stage. It also includes the rehabilitation of five existing sewage treatment plants, the construction of 50 km of sewage collectors for the depurative cycle and the extension around 60 km of the existing sewerage. The project will ensure compliance with the Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC).

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