Water quality

Schieland en de Krimpenerwaard is responsible for the quality of the surface water (open water) in the area.

Water quality

Schieland en de Krimpenerwaard is responsible for the quality of the surface water (open water) in the area. Urban waste water is pumped to one of the nine waste water treatment plants (awzi’ s) where it is treated before discharging into surface water. Other activities to improve the water quality include dredging watercourses and the construction of ecological embankments. These embankments are no longer steep but are sloping and are covered with water plants. This results in an attractive living environment for a variety of animals (especially fish) and plants that help improve the water quality.

As our open water is accessible to the public, Schieland en de Krimpenerwaard has set regulations which its inhabitants must respect. An important law on water quality is the Law on the Pollution of Surface Water. Schieland en de Krimpenerwaard sees to it that this law is respected.