Water Supply Borsod-Abauj-Zemplen

Projekt abgeschlossen

Switzerland is contributing CHF 7.803 mio. to improve the water supply network in 11 municipalities of the subregion Borsod-Abaúd Zemplén. Additionally, a water supply network will be introduced in two settlements that are so far only partly or not at all connected to a network.

Land/Region Thema Periode Budget
Umwelt schützen
10.11.2010 - 30.04.2017
CHF  7’803’000

Note: the texts under all the headings, with the exception of 'Results achieved', describe the situation before the start of the project.


The water company (Borsodvíz Zrt.), a publicly owned company that owns the water infrastructure, strives to rehabilitate the most critical elements of its water supply network in 11 municipalities of the micro-regions of Abaúj-Hegyköz, Mezőcsát and Tokaj. The transportation mains, city mains and household connections suffer from early aging due to poor quality of the pipes, un-thorough execution of the mounting works and insufficient bedding of the pipes. Furthermore the deterioration is accelerated by the aggressive geological conditions. Additionally, the water company plans to introduce a water supply network in the Emőd-Adordjántanya and Sima settlements that are only partly or not at all connected to a network.

Hungarian registration number: SH 3/11

  • To provide the same service level (security of supply and quality) in all municipalities supplied by the water company.
  • To maintain the price of water affordable for all consumers of the supplied region.
  • To enable the water company to invest certain savings due to this project into the rehabilitation of the entire network even after this project is implemented.



The 13 municipalities of the subregion Borsod Abaúd-Zemplén, GW Borsodvíz Ltd., the 38'520 inhabitants as well as the 30'000 tourists.


Partial replacement of the water supply network. Rebuilding of the water supply network in the settlements Sima and Emőd-Adordjántanya.


Erreichte Resultate:  

  • Construction works  in 13 settlements with a total population of about 40’000 people (network rehabilitation and extension) have been completed. As a result, the water supply network in these settlements is built and has been extended in accordance with the original objectives.
  •  4.7 km of new pipeline was installed and 70.5 km of asbestos cement pipeline has been replaced.          
  • Network water losses dropped by 94%.
  • Operating costs were reduced by more than 10%.          

Verantwortliche Direktion/Bundesamt SECO
Kreditbereich Schweizer Beitrag an die erweiterte EU
Projektpartner Vertragspartner
  • Hungarian National Development Agency

VÁTI Ltd and Borsodvíz Zrt. Water Company

Budget Laufende Phase Schweizer Beitrag CHF    7’803’000 Bereits ausgegebenes Schweizer Budget CHF    7’739’131
Projektphasen Phase 4 10.11.2010 - 31.05.2016   (Completed) Phase 3 10.11.2010 - 30.11.2016   (Completed) Phase 2 10.11.2010 - 31.05.2017   (Completed)

Phase 1 10.11.2010 - 30.04.2017   (Completed)