We help with investments so that future generations have sufficient amounts of wholesome drinking water
Can you imagine a situation of turning the tap at home... and water not flowing? The last five years of extreme drought are a warning that we must learn to perceive the environment in which we live, to value the resources that we have, and to be considerate of our nature. Water supply and sewerage in Jablonné nad Orlicí (VAK Jablonné nad Orlicí) is an example of a company that follows these principles and already today is thinking of the future so that people have sufficient amounts of wholesome drinking water over the next 50 years. Investments in three major projects, totalling CZK 313 million, to be completed by the end of 2023, are evidence of this.
VAK Jablonné nad Orlicí is an important water management company with 150 employees, which operates in the foothills of the Orlické Mountains of the former district of Ústí nad Orlicí. It supplies drinking water to 61 towns and villages, cares for 729 km of water supply pipelines, and supplies 76,180 people in an area where the groundwater deficit has not yet been felt in full.
“For more than 20 years, we have been gradually and purposefully interconnecting individual local water pipelines into groups, which are based on high-capacity water resources with a prediction of at least 50-year water capacity and quality. For this reason we do not yet have to limit or otherwise control drinking water supply for customers, even in the hot summer months when demand for water grows in proportion with the required customer comfort,” said Lubomír Fiedler, Deputy Production and Technical Director and member of the Management Board of VAK Jablonné nad Orlicí.
VAK Jablonné nad Orlicí has set about the task of implementing three major projects: construction of the Brandýská water supply group (reinforcement of the surrounding water pipes of towns and villages in the Choceň source area), the Letohradská water supply group (reinforcement of Letohrad sources and interconnection of Letohrad’s water supply with the Orlická group), and completion of sewerage in Horní Třešňovec and its connection to the Lanškroun water treatment system.
The total cost is CZK 313 million. We have become an important financial partner and provided an investment loan of CZK 100 million.