Although there is a wide spectrum of EU Directives and National legislative acts related to monitoring and management of municipal water, there is a lack of established methodologies and standards in terms of technical and operational implementation at municipal level.
The overall objective of the project is the development of common application standards and techniques in Greece and Bulgaria for the sustainable management of municipal water in response to EU Directives and National legislative acts and thus the reduction of ecological footprint of water use in urban areas.
More specifically the project is aiming:
• To develop methodological standards of municipal water monitoring and use in response to EU and National legislation in order to (a) safeguard the quality standards of water for human consumption from the drilling point to the citizen and (b) promote the efficient and wise use of municipal water for irrigation purposes in urban areas.
• To implement the methodological standards in the municipalities through the creation of urban water supplies (drilling points) registry (including pressure and quality analysis), the establishment of automated systems for the monitoring of water quality and quantity, the early identification of leakages and pollution incidents, and the efficient use of water.
• To evaluate the implementation and efficiency of the methodological standards in response to the local needs and the legislation requirements
• To establish a crossborder supporting mechanism for the sustainable and wise use of municipal water.