The construction and upgrading of the transmission line connecting the Keleti Main Canal Surface Drinking Water Treatment Plant in Balmazújváros to the waterworks No 1 in Debrecen is progressing well. The HUF 17 billion investment will protect groundwater and the water base, it was said at the project presentation on Thursday. The development is expected to be completed by November.

Speaking at the project presentation, László Papp said that Debrecen has become the new economic centre of Hungary thanks to the developments of recent years. However, it is important that this industrial and economic development must  take place in a sustainable way.

The Mayor pointed out that according to the government’s decision, Debrecen’s water infrastructure will be developed with slightly more than HUF 108 billion, of which this investment is also a part.

“The water purification and drinking water treatment plant located at Balmazújváros will be renovated and developed with a little over HUF 17 billion, and from there a pipeline will be launched to provide the capacity to the waterworks No.1,” he highlighted.

The Keleti Main Canal Surface Water Treatment Plant is one of Hungary’s largest treatment plants built on an artificial canal. The pipeline pair from here to Debrecen waterworks  No.1 is connected with modern, high-quality pipelines.

With the development, the system will be controllable and intermittent in the event of a malfunction, further increasing the security of Debrecen’s drinking water supply.

“This project is exemplary in terms of sustainable water management, security of supply and the agglomeration development of the city of Debrecen. In practice, we create a double supply with this,” Chief Engineer of Tiszamenti Regional Waterworks PLC  Zoltán Pataki emphasised.

During the investment, special cast iron pipes with a diameter of 600 millimetres will be laid in a length of 32 kilometres. In addition, 76 wells are being built and two new network pumps are being installed.

The scale of the task is illustrated by the fact that a total of 80,000 cubic metres of soil will be moved during the works.

“To supply a large city and agglomeration of almost 250,000 inhabitants with a long-term supply of healthy drinking water, 4.5 million cubic metres of drinking water would have to be transported through these pipelines every year. And our biggest task in this project is to ensure a continuous supply of drinking water during the construction period,” Project Manager of Mészáros & Mészáros PLC Gábor Füzék  summarised .

The project, which is financed by domestic and EU funds, is scheduled to be completed by the beginning of November. This will protect the groundwater base, ensure sustainable use of water resources and make Debrecen’s drinking water supply even safer.


Author: Debrecen4U