COLLECTION, TRANSPORTATION AND WASTE WATER TREATMENT
According to the Econtext study from February 2012, Cluj County is on the first place in the country at waste water collection.
In order to protect the environment and the public health in accordance to very strict national regulations aligned to EU Directives, residual and industrial waste waters as well as rain waters need to be collected in a manner that there are no leaks out of the sewerage system and than transported and subjected to a very complex purification processes thus, when their quality is comparable or even better than that of the river waters, they can be eliminated into the rivers without causing environmental problems.
Both the national legislation and the conditions stipulated in the Environment Chapter in Romania’s Adhesion Treaty to the European Union contain a series of extremely severe criteria regarding the waste water parameter level in order for it to be discharged into the environment after purification.
In order to respect these parameters – for which’s nonconformities, the abilitated authorities and institutions apply severe fines – during 2008-2015, SOMES Water Company had to modernize all its 8 urban waste water plants from the towns and cities serviced in Cluj and Salaj Counties.
Currently, the water from downstream in which the waste waters are discharged after being purified is of better quality than upstream.
From the last surveys ordered by SOMES Water Company, 96 % of the serviced population, consider very important the company’s environment protection activity.