ISSN 2284-7995, ISSN Online 2285-3952


Published in Scientific Papers. Series "Management, Economic Engineering in Agriculture and rural development", Vol. 15 ISSUE 3
Written by Adam PIASECKI, Jakub JURASZ

The aim of this paper was to analyse development of a water and sewage infrastructure on rural areas in Poland. The study encompassed years 1989-2013 from which two periods have been distincted namely before (1989-2004) and after (2004-2013) the Poland accession to the European Union (EU). A significant increase in the length of waterworks (from 53.6 M to 223.4 M km) and sewage system (from 2.9 M to over 75 M km). Despite significantly faster extension of sewer system in examined period, a disadvantageous disproportion between its waterworks length has been indicated. The development of analyzed infrastructure has been accompanied by an improvement in terms of its quality and efficiency. Among others over 400 new waste-water treatment plants capable of removing biogenic contaminants. The population share served by waste-water treatment plants and waterworks has increased significantly (from 3.1 to 35.3%) and (from 61.4 to 76.6%). As a result an increase in terms of consumed water and sewage disposal has been claimed. Summing up it has been acknowledged that the development in water and sewage infrastructure on the rural areas in Poland lead to an increase in an investment attractiveness of those areas and the quality of its inhabitants lives.

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