The water treated in the Biological Wastewater Treatment Plant established by Erzincan Municipality 31 years ago gives life to the Karasu River and the natural life around it.
Approximately 25 thousand cubic metres of sewage and rainwater are processed daily at the plant, which is built on 160 decares of land in Beybağı neighbourhood and has a closed area of 60 decares, where 22 personnel serve 24 hours a day.
In addition to biological and settling pools, the wastewater, which goes through 7 separate processes such as coarse and fine grids, sand and oil trap, is turned into clean water in accordance with European standards within 24 hours.
The clean water obtained is used by farmers carrying out agricultural production in the region and for the maintenance of natural life in the Karasu River.
Organic wastes obtained from the grids during the cleaning of wastewater are sent by trucks to the facility where electricity is generated from biogas in the municipal landfill and electricity is generated.
Erzincan Mayor Bekir Aksun told AA correspondent that the wastewater treatment plant within the municipality, which was put into service in 1992, continues to serve in an environmentally sensitive manner.