Dantxaria WWTP in Ainhoa

Countries: Spain, France
Border(s): France-Spain-Andorra,
Working Community of the Pyrenees,
European programme(s):
Interreg IVA - France-Spain-Andorra
- Spatial planning and development
- The environment, resources and waste
- Watercourses
- Public Services

In 2005, the Pays Basque organisation, announced that the Dantxaria WWTP was not important enough to treat all the pollution caused by the ventas. Because of this some polluted water was rejected in the Nivelle without going through treatment and that was causing bacteriologic trouble for the rest of the river. To change this situation, it was decided that the Dantxaria WWTP would be completely rebuilt in order to raise its capacity. The field work began in December 2011 and the inauguration took place in December 2012.

Project duration

12/2011 - 12/2012

Total cost

1 520 000,00 €

EU funding

866 500,00 €