EUPAR – the Rijeka agglomeration European project

The project envisages the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant, construction and reconstruction of approximately 217 kilometers of sewerage with accompanying facilities, and reconstruction of approximately 100 kilometers of water supply network in the area of the Rijeka Urban Agglomeration.

233.799.649 EUR

Project value

Area of Development

In progress

Stage of development​

KD Vodovod i kanalizacija d.o.o.

Project leader



City of Rijeka, City of Kastav, Municipality of Viškovo, Municipality of Jelenje, Municipality of Čavle

Partner on the project

EU funds – Operational Programme Competitiveness and Cohesion 2014-2020.
National funds for co-financing project costs:
– Republic of Croatia – Ministry of Environmental Protection and Energy
– Croatian Waters
– KD Vodovod i kanalizacija d.o.o.

Funding model

By building municipal infrastructure, the project indirectly contributes to the investment climate by improving the level of municipal services and environmental protection in the Rijeka agglomeration area.

Contribution to the investment climate

2019. – 2028.

Projected duration of the project


The project includes the construction of a secondary wastewater treatment plant in Rijeka at the Delta location, as well as the construction and reconstruction of approximately 217 kilometers of sewerage and 125 pumping stations. Additionally, works will be carried out on approximately 100 kilometers of public water supply.

The works cover the cities of Rijeka and Kastav, as well as the municipalities of Viškovo, Čavle, and Jelenje, which form the Rijeka agglomeration.

Within the project area, there will be an increase in the connection to the public wastewater drainage system, optimization and improvement of the existing wastewater drainage system, and an increase in the quality of water supply. The project aims to achieve European standards in the management of municipal wastewater, increase the level of protection of drinking water sources, reduce marine pollution, ensure good water status, protect water and water-dependent ecosystems, reduce losses, and increase the efficiency of the water supply system.