The construction of the water supply system of Novi Sad started in the sixties of the last century, when the first Renney wells and potable water plant were constructed at the Štrand site. From then on, to the beginning of the nineties, the water supply system kept developing quite evenly. The events of the nineties largely disturbed the achievement of the town development plans, thus the water supply system, as well. Economic recession and crisis lead to an essentially complete halt of any investment activities targeted to development, and the air raids of 1999 destroyed or disabled part of vital structures in the system. All that imposed a serious reconsideration of the then concept, so that in 2003 a Revision was made, providing for major guidelines for the water supply system development in three variants.
The need for a new revision is justified by the changes in demographic, economic and spatial development of Novi Sad and the municipalities of Sremski Karlovci and Beočin, the experience gained during fifty years of existing system operation and the objective condition of the system, and finally by the guidelines for upgrading of commercial performance of PUC “Waterworks and Sewerage”. Nowadays, the system supplies potable water to all communities of the Novi Sad Town, except for Begeč which has its own water supply system. The municipality of Sremski Karlovci is connected to the system, and the municipality of Beočin is also planned to be connected to it.
PUC „Waterworks and Sewerage“ Novi Sad
Project value: 143,000 €
The subject of the Revision is the development plan for the entire water supply system. The planning period is until the year 2031.
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