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3) Mobile sampling equipment for WWTP

The investment of Põltsamaa Vesi wastewater treatment plant in Project BEST

Mobile sampling equipment purchased within project BEST

Final report on the sampling results

Study on the wastewater in the Põltsamaa wastewater collection area, LINK TO THE REPORT

Summary

Watch the interview with Project manager Kuldar Kipper (before the investment was realized):

Põltsamaa Vesi wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) invested in a mobile sampling equipment in order to better monitor the quality and quantity of sewage from industries discharged to the plant. By the help of the sampling results, the treatment plant can better adjust the treatment process to the real composition of the received industrial wastewater.

Põltsamaa Vesi municipal WWTP plant has several industrial clients. Two food industry companies, E-Piim Tootmine Ltd and Orkla Eesti Ltd, are the largest ones and produce ca 60% of the total wastewater load in Põltsamaa. From the food and dairy production, the treatment plant receives wastewater with high biological oxygen demand and nutrient contents. With improved monitoring and communication between the water utility and industries the treatment plant is able to adjust the process based on needs and capacity of both parts.

Põltsamaa wastewater treatment plant

Municipal water company Põltsamaa Vesi provides water supply, wastewater and storm water drainage services in Põltsamaa rural municipality. Põltsamaa Vesi manages eight wastewater collection areas in Põltsamaa rural municipality. These include Kamari small town, Adavere village, Esku village, Lustivere village, Vägari village, Pisisaare village, Kalana village and Võisiku village. In Viljandi Parish, Põltsamaa Vesi manages 2 wastewater collection areas. These include Kolga-Jaani hamlet and Leie village. Although numerous, the combined magnitude of all ten wastewater collection areas is under 2,000 PE. Every village has a borehole for water abstraction and a small wastewater treatment plant for wastewater treatment.

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