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Micropollutants: Government set to specify financing for WWTP development

April 25, 2012

The Federal Council today opened the consultation process concerning an amendment to the Swiss Water Protection Act.

The proposed amendment provides for a Switzerland-wide ‘polluter pays’ solution to finance the development of selected waste water treatment plants to combat rising levels of micro pollutants.

Eawag has played a significant role in the development and evaluation of the concept as well in the drafting of measures designed to reduce the trace substances that come from medicines and chemicals.

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