tockholm Vatten AB (the Stockholm Water Company) is an environmental and engineering company that produces and supplies drinking water to more than one million people in Stockholm and Huddinge, and to a further nine neighbouring local councils. The company is characterised by its holistic approach and the desire to create the necessary conditions for adequate delivery of water and an improved waste environment, not only in the Baltic region, but also through its cooperation with other local councils in the Stockholm region and through international joint projects. “We have some of the world’s best drinking water, which is always carefully controlled and purified in several stages. This gives us drinking water of the highest quality, according to the Swedish National Food Administration,” says the company. As a municipally-owned organisation, Stockholm Vatten houses two divisions, one which handles the operations of water and wastewater treatment, and the second running other business operations such as the selling of biogas back to industry. The company own and operate the Norsborg and Lovö waterworks and the two sewage treatment plants at Henriksdal and Bromma, as well as the tap water and sewage mains networks, pumping stations and water reservoirs in Stockholm and Huddinge. “We take care of and purify our sewage water in the most advantageous way possible from an environmental point of view,” says the water company. This eco-cycle concept involves resource recycling where waste products are recycled into usable biproducts that assist in creating a more sustainable society. Further, the company’s operations are wholly financed by water and
The Henriksdal waste water treatment plant
sewerage rates and charges, and some of this finance goes towards the organisation’s responsibilities in water conservation and restoration of local lakes.
Norsborg Water Works
FACT1 Stockholm Water produces enough water to fulfil the Globe Arena more than four times a week
Norsborg’s waterworks is one of the largest in the Nordic countries and has been supplying drinking water to Stockholmers since the early 20th century. Over the years, Norsborg Water Works has been rebuilt and improved. Although much of the technology used today is not much different from when the waterworks was first built, one thing that has always remained the same is where it came from – Lake Mälaren. “We keep careful watch over the health of our lakes in the Stockholm region. Not only this, we are responsible for the many kilometres of pipes that carry sewage water to sewage treatment works, where the water is purified before being discharged into the Baltic Sea,” highlights the company. Norsborg’s waterworks delivers water to the central and southern