CleanStormWater

Testing new storm water treatment solutions for reduction of hazardous substances and toxins inflows into the Baltic Sea

P2 Sustainable use of common resources

2.4. Reduced nutrients, hazardous substances and toxins inflow into the Baltic Sea

Central Baltic

01.02.2020 - 31.12.2022

€1 626 163

€1 316 485

Project Summary:

The project objective is to develop and test new storm water treatment solutions that will effectively clean storm water, ensure management quality and monitor water quality in near real time, thus enabling operative response in emergency cases.

To achieve these results, the project will address issues related to the 1) cleaning of stormwater with equipment/facilities, 2) quality system management and 3) e-monitoring of hazardous substances and toxins.This will lead to the development of near real time water quality monitoring devices that will be tested and implemented. The data related to the operative response to emergency cases will be collected to improve their functioning and for scientific purposes. The criteria for Quality Management  and a set of corrective modifications will be implemented in the test areas of the participating countries by building centralised stormwater treatment solutions in Estonia and Latvia, and two decentralised solutions in Finland.

The Project partners will test the following new technical solutions:- a centralised multi-stage storm water treatment & monitoring system in Viimsi, EE;- a centralised stormwater treatment unit equipped with real-time sensors for monitoring in Riga, LV;- a decentralised bioretention basin/cells with monitoring functionality in Lieto and Turku, FI. In all areas, the technical solution of storm water treatment will be accompanied with a water quality system management and monitoring in near real time thus enabling operative response in emergency cases. Municipalities and cities will be equipped with criteria, instructions and tools for ensuring the quality management of stormwater management structures during the project life cycle. 

Lead Partner

Viimsi Vallavalitsus

Country: EE

www.viimsivald.ee

Partner budget: 476.933 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 400.624 EUR ERDF

Project Partners

Tallinna Tehnikaülikool

Country: EE

www.taltech.ee

Partner budget: 243.967 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 207.372 EUR ERDF

Rīgas pilsētas pašvaldība Rīgas domes Pilsētas attīstības departaments

Country: LV

www.rdpad.lv

Partner budget: 295.421 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 251.108 EUR ERDF

Turun ammattikorkeakoulu

Country: FI

www.tuas.fi

Partner budget: 336.211 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 252.158 EUR ERDF

Kungliga Tekniska högskolan

Country: SE

www.kth.se

Partner budget: 273.631 EUR

Amount of ERDF funding: 205.224 EUR ERDF

Associated Partners

Liedon kunta

Country: FI

Turun kaupunki

Country: FI

Expected results

As a result of Project, the amount of hazardous substances and toxins reaching Baltic Sea will be reduced in pilot areas of participating countries by applying new solutions, which integrates the components of 1) cleaning of stormwater, 2) management quality and 3) monitoring of hazardous substances and toxins (suspended solids, heavy metals, PAH substances, petroleum products found in built up areas hard-coated surfaces).

In total 3 sub catchments are targeted: the areas of Lieto and Turku in Finland, Tallinn-Viimsi in Estonia and Lucavsala and Zaķusala in Riga, Latvia.

In these sub-catchment areas, the Project partners will test the following new technical solutions:
- a centralised multi-stage storm water treatment & monitoring system in Viimsi, EE;
- a centralised stormwater treatment unit equipped with real-time sensors for monitoring in Riga, LV;
- decentralised bioretention basin/cells with monitoring functionality in Lieto and Turku, FI.

In all areas, the technical solution of storm water treatment will be accompanied with management quality system and monitoring of water quality in near real time thus enabling operative response in emergency cases. Namely, municipalities and cities will be equipped with criteria, instructions and tools for ensuring the quality management of stormwater management structures during the whole life cycle.