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Water quality
Improvement of water quality in small sttlements Vircava (LV) and Sauginiai (LT).
Approximate total Project budget in EUR: 1 242 616.00
ERDF co-financing in EUR: 1 056 223.60
Project Duration: 02/2009 - 07/2011
Priority: Attractive Living Environment and Development of Sustainable Community
Direction: 1. Enhancing Joint Management of Public Services and Natural Resources
Application Call: 1
Project is finished
Summary Description of the Project:
The partners of the Project municipalities of Šiauliai and Jelgava districts have been collaborating since 1999 in preparation and implementation of joint projects. These municipalities are connected by a common Lithuania – Latvia borderline and they are linked by a common river basin of the river of Lielupe. The problem of the Lielupe river basin is similar to both partners of the project - highly polluted rivers of the Lielupe river basin and the main polluter is not qualitatively treated sewage flowing into surface and ground waters.

This situation burdens the development of bio-variety and water tourism in both countries which takes part in this project and have common borderline. Also inappropriate treatment of sewage bothers people who live in those settlements for which the project is intended - Sauginiai and Vircava. To save resources and finances it is planned to reconstruct both - water supply and sewerage treatment systems.

This project is a continuation of previous project "Improvement of water supply services in small settlements of Šiauliai, Joniškis and Jelgava districts” part-financed from Baltic Sea Region INTERREG III B Neighbourhood programme INTERREG IIIA Priority South and it is planned to introduce the part of technical documentation and feasibility studies of mentioned project.
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Progress report:

Within the Project:
  • On Latvia side – Vircava settlement - reconstructed 3150 m of water system, 2030 m of waste water system, reconstructed building of water treatment plant, constructed new sewage treatment plant with the pump station, 20 new drain tanks made.
  • On Lithuanian side – settlement Sauginiai - reconstructed 3987 m of water system; reconstructed 4120 m of waste water system.



Lead partner:
Jelgava Local Municipality
Pasta str. 37, Jelgava, LV-3001 , Latvia
Tel.: +37163022093
Fax: +37163022235
Website: www.jelgavasnovads.lv

Contact person: Tabita Šķerberga
E-mail: tabita.skerberga@jelgavasnovads.lv
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