8 October 2012 – Deputy Head of EU Delegation in Serbia, Mr Adriano Martins, and the  HOCHTIEF Solutions& GEMAX D.o.o.consortium representative have signed today a contract on construction of the waste waters treatment facility in Sabac. The EU donated EUR 8.400.000 set aside for construction works and technical assistance for the construction of the waste waters treatment facility in Sabac and the funds are part of the  project totaling EUR 18.135 mil which was apart from EU, funded also by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Water Management with EUR 3.700.000, former Ministry for the National Investment Plan with EUR 3.200.000 and the City of Sabac with EUR 1.450.000. Within the agreement signing ceremony, the facility location in the industrial zone of Sabac, next to the Sava river, was also visited.

The project aims at environment development by providing safety waste waters treatment system for the area of Sabac but also protection and better qualilty of the Sava river ground waters by treating collected and transported industrial and communal waste waters.  It will significantly influence both life quality and sanitary protection and decrease human health risks. This way, underground waters pollution will be avoided and existing septic tanks closing will be ensured. The citizens of Sabac and neighbouring villages will be provided with better standard in waste waters collection services.

Some 90.000 to 100.000 people will directly benefit from the project. It implies construction of the main waste waters transport pipelin ending at the future waste water treatment facility, sewarage pumping station construction Glavna at the exising waste waters exhaust, construction of waste water treatment facility  – (WWTF phase 1A for 84.000 equivalent inhabitants), construction of mud treatment Line for phase 1A and construction of coastal defense of 1600 m. The Project alligns with EU directives and Serbian legislation.