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The European Parliament adopts provisional agreement on the Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive

Aqua Publica Europea welcomes the adoption of the provisional deal on the Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive (UWWTD) by the European Parliament yesterday. While some requirements remain challenging for water operators, the deal strikes a fine balance between environmental protection and technical feasibility, while introducing innovative provisions for a more equitable distribution of the costs that achieving new objectives will involve.
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Aqua Publica Europea (APE) is the European Association of Public Water Operators. It unites publicly owned water and sanitation services and other stakeholders working to promote public water management at both European and international level. APE is an operator-led association that looks for efficient solutions that serve public interests rather than corporate ones.

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