Just how much the lack of sewage network jeopardizes the water streams in our country is best illustrated by the data of the Environmental Protection Agency, because wastewaters in Serbia annually contain 109 tons of Zinc, 55 tons of Cobalt, 17 tons of Chromium, 13 tons of Arsenic, 12 tons of Led and 11 tons of Nickel, with a growing tendency.
At the territory of Belgrade alone, there are 119 direct sewage outlets into the rivers Sava and Danube.
Great pressure is put on the status of surface waters of Serbia by drains of untreated municipal and industrial wastewaters.
It is estimated that the total production of wastewaters in Serbia is 3.5 million cubic meters a day.
The pollution of water is mostly a consequence of uncontrolled drainage of pollutants of various origins.
Our waters are polluted by:
– household wastewaters
– waters coming from farms and agricultural homesteads where pesticides are being used
– waters flowing from city streets
The existing level of collection, drainage and treatment of wastewaters in the Republic of Serbia is at a significantly low level. In accordance with the interests and goals of the Republic of Serbia for the protection of surface and ground water quality, protection of watersupply source, preservation of health of its citizens and general environmental protection, financial means are allocated for the achievement of these goals, i.e. for the financing of construction and reconstruction of water facilities for the protection from pollution. Serbia is changing its attitude towards waters!
Therefore -“Clean Serbia”