Doudleby nad Orlicí has approximately 1,800 residents. The existing waste water drainage system is obsolete and more or less local. “The construction of the new waste water drainage system will definitely result in improved water quality in the Divoká Orlice River into which a portion of waste water has been fed through the rain water drainage system,” explained mayor Ivan Keprta. “In the future, we plan to connect 460 to 480 properties to the waste water drainage system,” he added. Waste water will be newly drained to the waste water treatment plant in Vamberk.
The initial project includes the construction of a waste water drainage system with the total length of 12,342 metres. According to the design, the length of the gravity drainage system is 9,197 metres with the length of the pressurised drainage system reaching 3,175 metres. The drainage system will also include seven pumping stations.
The total cost of the project is calculated at about CZK 140 million. The Ministry of the Environment will provide a subsidy of about CZK 90 million through the Operational Programme Environment, the amount of CZK 30 million will be covered by a bank loan from ČSOB, and about CZK 20 million from the township’s own funds.
The design documentation was prepared by IKKO Hradec Králové, s.r.o. and the subsidy application for the Operational Programme Environment was prepared by Ekologický rozvoj a výstavba s.r.o. based in Jaroměř. VCES a.s. was selected in a selection procedure to implement the project. “We will take over the construction site in the coming days. The deadline for the completion of the construction was set for 1 September 2021 in our contract,” said Tomáš Kouba, VCES Commercial Manager, about the construction schedule. “In the course of the project implementation, we will be facing 20 intersections, including road no. 11, the Týniště nad Orlicí – Letohrad railway line, and the Divoká Orlice River,” said Kouba. The project will require local road closures. However, the contractor agreed to enable access to properties in the affected locations via alternative routes.
In addition to the construction of the waste water drainage system, the township of Doudleby nad Orlicí is eagerly expecting the start of construction of the township by-pass road that would significantly reduce the noise and emission loads for the local residents. The township also plans to apply for a subsidy within a call of the State Environmental Fund of the Czech Republic to plant trees and extend green areas.