The main objective of the project overall is related to the provision of safe, high quality water to the citizens and tourists of the cities of Heraklio, Chersonissos and Agios Nikolaos. Surface water from the Aposelemis dam is collected and transferred to the water treatment plant where advanced water treatment is provided.
Wastewater management in Greece is being regulated by the Urban Waste Water Treatment Directive (UWWTD).
Wastewater treatment projects are always challenging, but when upgrading of existing works is involved the challenge increases.
European Water Policy has undergone a thorough restructuring process, and the Water Framework Directive adopted in 2000 serves as the operational tool, setting the objectives for water protection for the future.