SUBSCRIPTION TO THE PROJECT RECOVERY FUND: “Improvement-Replacement of the External Aqueduct of the former “Reconstruction” Water Supply Association from Barka springs

Budget 2,803,226 euros (without VAT).

The project Improvement-Replacement of the External Aqueduct of the former “Reconstruction” Water Supply Association from Barka sources, with a budget of 2,803,226 euros (without VAT), was included in the Recovery Fund.

This is an important water supply project that will contribute to the substantial upgrade of the provided water supply as replacement works are planned for the external network of the former “Reconstruction” water supply link from the springs of Barka (Kourtaki) to Velika with a length of 14.7 km.

More specifically, it concerns the replacement of the external aqueduct of the former “ANASYGROTISI” water supply association, through which the settlements of Kourtaki, Ano Drosia, Drosia, Dara, Neromylos, Karpofora, Dafni, Rizomylos and Velika are watered from the source “Barka” with the preservation of water reservoirs and pumping stations in their current location. The course of the new external water supply network with a total length of 14.7 km will generally follow the course of the existing external water supply network. The new external aqueduct will be located within roads, except for two very small sections, which will be located within a transit zone.


– The new pipes will be made of polyethylene (HDPE) of the 3rd generation (σ80, MRS10, PE100, with a solid wall, according to ELOT EN 12201-2). The test pressure of the main test is set equal to 1.5Pon (nominal working pressure).

– The nominal diameter and nominal operating pressure for each part of the external aqueduct are shown on the drawings.

The purpose of the proposed Act is to improve the management of water resources and the development of the relevant infrastructure in the area, improving both the quality of the water system and the services provided to consumers. The existing network presents serious operational problems (daily breaks) resulting in the suffering of citizens and high costs of restoration. It also poses a serious risk to public health, due to the daily disruption of large sections of the network.

And the expected benefits are environmental, social and economic. Particularly:

Reduction of annual drinking water losses and total consumption, through the timely and effective treatment of losses with the consequent limitation of the burden on the water reserves and water intakes of the area and the rational management of water resources.

Reduction of non-billed drinking water through the reduction of leaks and by extension of wasted water and ensuring water quantities.

Uninterrupted supply of water, which meets the legal quality standards, through a secure network.



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