On “Apa Târnavei Mari” “Apa Târnavei Mari” was founded in December 2006 as a Regional Water and Wastewater Operating Company for the north-eastern part of Sibiu County, in the central region of Romania. The company started its activity on January 1st, 2007 and it took over the public water and wastewater services in Mediaş, Agnita and Dumbrăveni. Starting in 2014, it will expand its operating area in order to provide water and wastewater services in the town of Copşa Mică and in all the rural agglomerations, members of the “Apa Târnavei Mari” 1 IDA. The company’s shareholders are: the Municipality of Mediaş (78,18 %), Sibiu County Council (5,84 %), and the towns of Dumbrăveni (8,32 %), Agnita (7,15 %) and Copşa Mică
(0,50 %). The company’s
corporate headquarters are located in Mediaş, Sibiu County. At present, S.C. “Apa Târnavei Mari” S.A. is a licensed operator, having obtained financing for and carrying out a large EU CohesionFund project with special importance for the inhabitants in the region.
“Apa Târnavei Mari” Intercommunitary Development Association was founded in 2002, and it was
reorganized in 2006 in compliance with the new system of the IDAs. Its members are Mediaş, Agnita, Dumbrăveni, Copşa Mică, Sibiu County Council and other 28 communes.
The name of our project is : “Extension and Rehabilitation of the Water and Wastewater Systems in Mediaș, Agnita, Dumbrăveni regions, Sibiu County”. Our aim is to provide our clients with European-standard water and wastewater services and to eventually cover 1822 km2, that is 33,6 % of Sibiu county’s surface, supplying 147.837 clients2 in 4 the urban agglomerations and the 28 member communes of the “Apa Târnavei Mari” IDA with water and wastewater services. We wish to promote a strong and reliable operator by the constant improvement of the services provided. We also contribute to the development of the region by offering our clients the benefits of a modern water infrastructure, thus improving their living standards and assuring the basis for economic development.
We commit to: Supply water 100% compliant with Romanian laws and regulations in force at a pressure of at least 2 bars/connection; Supply our clients with permanent water and wastewater services with accidental interruptions of no more than 14 hours.
²According to the National Institute of Statistics census of 2002.
Sibiu County Map
Projected Service Coverage Area
Region surface: 1822 km2 (33,6 % of Sibiu county’s surface) Predominant relief: hills and plateaus Population : 147.837 inhabitants¹ Urban agglomerations: 4 towns: Mediaş, Agnita, Dumbrăveni, Copşa Mică Rural agglomerations: 28 communes
Coverage area: 3 urban agglomerations - Mediaş, Agnita, Dumbrăveni Beneficiary population: 72.569 inhabitants²
¹According to the National Institute of Statistics census of 2002. ² Number of inhabitants for whom the Project was designed in 2007-2008, according to the census in 2002.
COVERAGE AREA MAP
WATER TIMELINE UP TO THE COHESION-FUND PROJECT
The raw water source is Târnava Mare river- surface water intake.
1952 – the Water Treatment Plant is built (line 1) and extended in 1965 and 1986 (line 2).
1956 - the water distribution network is built; the pipes are of gray cast iron, steel, asbestos cement and polyethylenecurrently, the water distribution network is about 107 km long. 1956 â€“ the sewerage system is built; the total length of the network is about 77 km, the pipe diametres ranging from 200 to 1 000 mm. 1963 â€“ the Wastewater Treatment Plant is built from the coarse screens to the primary settling tanks. 1980 â€“ the secondary settling tank in the wastewater treatment plant is built.
Agnita is supplied with water from the Laita brook â€“ surface water intake. The water distribution system was built in 1977. The sewerage system was built in 1980. The pipes are of gray cast iron, steel, asbestos cement and polyethylene. The length of the networks is 21 km and the water trunkline is 36.6 km long. The sewerage system is 16,45 km long. Presently, Agnita has no Waste Water Treatment Plant. Fortunately, the Cohesion-Fund Project which is in progress will remedy this situation by the spring of 2013.
Dumbrﾄプeni is supplied by ground water, the water source consists of 9 depth wells. The water distribution system was built in 1979 and the sewerage system in 1985. The present network consists of pipes made from gray cast iron, steel and polyethylene. The length of the networks is about 16,2 km. Presently, Dumbrﾄプeni has no Waste Water Treatment Plant, situation which will be remedied by the spring of 2013.
The water distribution system and the sewerage system were built in 1971 out of steel and polyethylene. The networks are 18km long.
OUR STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES In order to achieve our mission, we constantly have in mind the following strategic objectives:
Permanent improvement of production and logistic costs in order to attain the desired performances and the level of services expected by the clients at a minimum cost for the latter; Promotion of an efficient pricing strategy that would ensure the sustainability of exploitation, modernization and development costs, taking into account the household affordability index in the region.
Modernization and improvement of services
Modernization and rehabilitation of the water and wastewater infrastructure to the benefit of the population and of the environment in Sibiu County in order to comply with the requirements of the Delegation Contract;
Ensuring sustainable development and growth of organisational flexibility; Extension of coverage area and of client services; Improvement of service quality by the development of new technologies.
Permanent preoccupation for enhancing client trustworthiness and ensuring transparency of our actions; Improving the living standards of the population in our coverage area by providing European-standard water and wastewater services; Improving communication and educating clients to use water rationally; Educating
awareness to the dangers of discharging certain substances in the natural environment.
Improvement of overall efficiency of the company, by the correct staff dimensioning, effective information and motivation thereof; Permanent training of the employees, consequently improvement of their professionalism; Creating a pro-learning environment in the company and supporting the employees in developing their own learning techniques by offering them financial and training opportunities.
Concern for the environment
Rational management of natural resources; Cutting out activities with negative impact on the environment; Efficient
technologies compliant with European standards; Implementation of efficient sludge management methods.
Concern for population health
Permanent preoccupation for the protection of public health by the
modernization and monitoring
of water and wastewater
Published on May 21, 2012