Work Starts on Waste Water Treatment Plant
Work has started on a 25-million-euro, bi-communal waste water treatment plant in Mia Milia (Haspolat) village, said the UN.
The new plant will be the largest in Cyprus and is financed by the Nicosia Sewerage Board and the EU, implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and starts operations in May 2012.
As one of the largest facilities using Membrane Bioreactor Technology, the plant will be state-of-the-art, said the UNDP. It will serve 270,000 people in Nicosia, improve the protection of the Pedhieos river and eliminate odours from the existing wastewater treatment plant.
The plant will produce around 10 million m3 of water a year for irrigation purposes and by-products of the treatment process will be converted into green electricity, said the UN.