Decyzje po zakończeniu sztabu kryzysowego w KPRM

Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki decided on the construction of an alternative pipeline, which will be used to re-direct the sewage from left-bank Warsaw to the right bank, diverting it from the “Czajka” sewage treatment plant, stated minister Michał Dworczyk after the crisis meeting convened by the head of the government on account of the sewage collector malfunction at the Czajka sewage treatment plant in Warsaw. The meeting participants included: Minister of the Environment Henryk Kowalczyk, Minister of National Defence Mariusz Błaszczak, Minister of Health Łukasz Szumowski, Deputy Minister Anna Moskwa, President of the Water Management Authority Przemysław Daca and Chief Sanitary Inspector Jarosław Pinkas.

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Photo: Krystian Maj / Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland

Head of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister emphasized that the Prime Minister was kept abreast of the situation throughout the entire day. Facing the prospect of ecological disaster, the head of the government decided on the construction of the alternative pipeline. He went on to add that we will complete this undertaking in the coming days, and public services will have a major role to play here.

The Minister of the Environment pointed out that building an alternative pipeline is a task of paramount importance in order to cease pouring raw sewage into the Vistula.

The government’s priority is to ensure safety and health of the people, which is why immediate action was taken upon receiving news of the malfunction. Given the circumstances and the prospect of a potential ecological disaster, political divisions no longer stand. The government assures that the inhabitants of cities located north of Warsaw and their local governments can expect full support of the competent services and the military in dealing with the effects of this cataclysm. 

The services under the Ministry of the Environment constantly monitor the quality of water between Warsaw and the mouth of the Vistula River. The National Water Management Authority of Poland provided floating equipment for sanitary inspections aimed at collecting samples. The Operational Centre of the Water Management Authority is working around the clock. The staff calculates flows with the water level in Vistula constantly decreasing. Płock, in turn, called a meeting of the regional crisis management team, attended by the Minister of Health Łukasz Szumowski, the voivode and competent water monitoring services.

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