Durres Water Supply and Sewerage Company (Durres WSSC) has recently completed the project for the construction of the main wastewater collector and the Wastewater Treatment Plant (WTP) at the touristic area of Lalzi Bay. This project included the construction of a 6.2 km sewage network with dimensions of 400 mm ÷ 630 mm, the construction of 4 pumping stations and the construction of the new WTP.
The investment was funded by the state budget with a value of 1.31 billion Lek. The works started in November 2016 and ended in June 2019. This investment will enable the collection and wastewater treatment for the Ishem, an administrative unit of Durres Municipality, which includes the areas of Lalzi, Likmetaj, Krtushaj, Kapidanaj, Gjuricaj, Kuraten, Biz, Drac and Shetaj.
The main collector operates with 4 intermediate pumping stations equipped with wastewater submersible pumps, which pump the wastewater from one station to another until they reach the treatment plant. The WTP of Lalzi Bay treats the activated sludge, which means biological treatment of wastewater through aeration basins, aerobic digester and sludge thickeners. The Treatment Plant is expected to become fully operational within this year.
In addition, Durres WSSC has completed the first phase of the construction of the external water supply network of Lalzi Bay. This investment with a value of 358.4 million Lek and funded from the state budget, started in June 2016 and ended in October 2018.
The project will guarantee a 24 hour water supply service for the entire Lalzi Bay area. Water will be supplied through a 450 mm pipeline and a new 1,500 m3 reservoir.
Both of the above investments of Durres WSC will provide a better waster supply and sewerage service not only to the 30,000 inhabitants of Ishem Administrative Unit, but also protection of the environment for an area that has become one of the most popular touristic attractions in recent years for both the domestic as well as foreign tourists.