Tendering for the construction of a new main pumping station for Novi Sad’s wastewater collection system should be launched soon, the daily Večernje Novosti reported, adding that local authorities have secured RSD 860 million (EUR 7.2 million) for the project.
The new main pumping station, to be located between the Kvantaška market and the Žeželj bridge, is one of the prerequisites to start building the central wastewater treatment plant.
A total of RSD 860 million (EUR 7.2 million) has been planned under the city budget for the construction of the main pumping station, a half of which in 2018 and a half in 2019, Vladimir Stojković, the city council member for utility affairs, recently said.
According to media reports, the construction of the main pumping station will prevent the discharge of sewage into the Danube River near the location of the Raid Victims Memorial.
Apart from the completion of the new main pumping station, the construction of the central wastewater treatment plant will also require building accompanying collectors and a few smaller pumping stations, as well as preparing technical documentation.
This preparatory works should take about two years, and the construction works another two years.
According to the daily Dnevnik, Stojković said that the pre-feasibility study with the general design has placed the central wastewater treatment plant on the Rokov Potok location, on the Srem side of the Danube River, which is a shift from the previous solution that envisaged it on the Bačka side.
The pre-feasibility study with the general design is going through final modifications by the design consultancy, CeS COWI from Denmark. The company will be paid EUR 300,000, provided by the Technical Support Fund for the Western Balkans.
The projected value of the first phase of the central wastewater treatment plant project is EUR 70 million, but it is expected that the final cost will be higher, Stojković said during a debate at the last session of the city assembly, Dnevnik reported.
It is envisaged that the wastewater treatment plant will provide services for 400,000 households with the conventional wastewater treatment technology – the active sludge process.