Amperverband wants to build new sewage treatment plant
Created: 01/25/2022 11:26 am
By: Andreas Schwarzbauer
The sewage treatment plant in Geiselbullach is 60 years old.
The Amperverband wants to prepare for the future: In the long term, a new sewage treatment plant is to be built in Geiselbullach.
The current one is 60 years old and no longer meets current requirements, for example when dealing with microplastics.
Olching – The Amperverband (AV) is facing major investments. The AV wants to build a new sewage treatment plant in Geiselbullach. "It's more economical than building in stock. We also want to focus on the future,” says Managing Director Thomas Mösl. The existing plant is 60 years old, the machines have almost reached the end of their service life with mostly 20 years.
In addition, the demands on the sewage treatment plant would increase in the coming decades.
At least that's the opinion of Dieter Schreff, who, with his engineering office of the same name, has developed an analysis and future prospects for the Amperverband.
“The specifications for filtering out phosphorus and nitrogen are becoming stricter.
In addition, there will be new legal regulations for micropollutants such as microplastics in ten years at the latest.
The system is currently not designed for this at all,” explains Schreff.
An increase in capacity is also necessary due to population growth.
According to Schreff, it is ideal that the Amperverband already has a suitable area for the new facility in the immediate vicinity.
Because: "A temporary operation is relatively difficult and a huge effort."
Manager Mösl cannot yet say anything about the costs of the project, but: "It is becoming apparent that a new building is cheaper and that renovation therefore appears uneconomical."
Nevertheless, the Amperverband still has to invest in the existing sewage treatment plant.
A new building cannot be realized so quickly and the water law approval is due at the end of 2029. “We recommend immediate measures for five million euros.
This would allow a slight increase in capacity by five to ten percent and an extension of the permit by twelve to 15 years,” says Schreff.