Warsaw's water treatment plant dumps sewage into Vistula river
PR dla Zagranicy
Some 100 million liters of sewage made it to the Vistula river in its Warsaw stretch in what was described as a controlled action carried out earlier in November.
Hectoliters were flowing freely over a period of five days, after the capital's Czajka water treatment plant resolved to release the sewage during pipeline construction works held at the site.
Activist at WWF Przemysław Nawrocki deems the action an illustration of "complete disregard for the environment" and says it exposes the deficiencies of the Czajka plant, considered one of the most advanced such facilities in Europe.
The spokesperson of the Municipal Water and Sewage Company, Roman Bugaj, explains thereleasing the impurities into the city took place in November "so as not to disturb the peace of residents resting along the Vistula's banks" during warmer days.
As Bugaj adds, all institutions charged with environment protection had been informed beforehand, with the construction plans given the green light by local authorities. The Municipal Water and Sewage Company has been made aware that it would pay a several-million złoty fine for redirecting the sewage into the river. (aba/rk)