Works have begun on K16

Works began today at Junction K16 for the completion of the long-term incomplete sewerage network of the “low” areas of Western Thessaloniki, which will be connected to the Central Sewerage (KAA) and the Thessaloniki Wastewater Treatment Plant (EELTH). This is an important environmental protection project, which will connect the sewerage network in the area of ​​Dendropotamos with the EELTH.

The specific works concern the passage of a twin (double) pipeline from the area of ​​Junction K16, which will lead the urban wastewater of the “low”, western areas to the Thessaloniki Wastewater Treatment Plant, to the area of ​​Sindos. The construction and operation of this twin pipeline will finally enable the full operation of the existing system of pipelines and pumping stations that could not be connected to the KAA, draining sewage into Dendropotamos and burdening the area environmentally.

The total budget of the project, which is expected to be completed within 2021, amounts to 6 million euros (excluding VAT), of which 2.9 million are financed by EYATH SA. and 3.1 million from the Region of Central Macedonia. In addition to the construction of the twin pressure pipeline 1,700 m long and 1 m in diameter in K16, a series of accompanying sewerage works have already begun, such as the upgrade of two pumping stations of EYATH, with the help of which the wastewater will be transferred to the Central Sewerage Pipeline in the area of ​​Pontou Street.

“With the work of the twin sewer pipeline and the accompanying works at Junction K16, which we are implementing together with the Region of Central Macedonia, we achieve after more than 30 years the… self-evident: to end all the wastewater of the Thessaloniki Urban Complex up to the Treatment Plant “, Pointed out the CEO of EYATH, Anthimos Amanatidis. “This is an environmental protection project in Western Thessaloniki, a project that will substantially improve the quality of life of the residents of the area. The completion of our sewerage network, however, is at the same time the satisfaction of a constant request, a long-standing claim of the senior executives of EYATH, but also of its previous administrations, for the overall treatment of wastewater for the benefit of public health and the environment. “With this project, the sewerage service in the area of ​​Dendropotamos is restored, pollution incidents are prevented and the Thermaikos gulf is protected”, he added.

The sewerage network in the so-called “low” areas of the western part of Thessaloniki (ie those located around the port) was built in the 1990s by the then Ministry of Environment, Physical Planning and Public Works and the then EYDE Water Supply, Sewerage and Wastewater Treatment of Greater Thessaloniki (today, EYDE ). EYATH received and connected this network to its sewage system, but up to the area of ​​Dendropotamos, as the second branch of KAA that would lead the wastewater to biological treatment, a project under the sole responsibility of the Greek State, had not been built.

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From right to left, the general director of EYATH, Nopi Theodoridou, the chairman Agis Papadopoulos, the managing director Anthimos Amanatidis and the project manager A. Mentes, at the beginning of the works at the junction.

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