Small scale sewage collection and treatment plants

Sewage collection and wastewater treatment investments will be financed in a limited number of communes, where pollution is imminent due to a high number of households having piped water and flush toilets inside the house and septic tanks but where overflow is directly discharged to recipient water used as drinking water source. Thus, priority would be given to communes discharging to transboundary water. It is expected that commune centers or villages with 4,000- 8,000 people are likely to qualify, as the per capita costs in smaller communes would become excessively high compared to the environmental benefits and consumers’ willingness and ability to pay operational costs is unlikely. Investments would be expected to result in considerable reductions in nitrate discharges from the target communes