Description and General Information about the S.B.P

Sewerage Board of Pafos (S.B.P.)

The Sewerage Board of Pafos is a Public Interest Authority and it was established by decree of the Council of Ministers in 1993 in accordance with the provisions of the relevant Law (Sewerage System Law of 1971 as amended to date).

The S.B.P. is subjected to the Ministry of Interior and audited by the General Auditor of the Republic. It is governed by a Board consisting of 25 members and has 30 employees.

The Board’s objective is the construction, operation and maintenance of the sanitary sewerage system of the Greater Pafos area and the construction of the basic infrastructure of the drainage system, under relevant legislation.

Operation of sewerage system 

The Sewerage System consists of two separate systems a) The Sanitary Sewerage System and b) The Drainage System.

Sanitary sewerage system
The effluent (sewage) from all buildings goes through house connections to the main sewerage pipes, located beneath the streets. It is then transferred through main collector pipes and pumping stations to the Sewerage Treatment Plant, where it is fully processed and transformed into irrigation water and sludge used in agriculture.

Drainage system
Rainwater is collected from the main roads and problematic areas and piped, through drainage pipes, down to river beds for enrichment of groundwater resources and to the sea. 

Areas covered by the Sewerage System

The project is divided into two phases.

Phase A 
Phase A of the Sewerage System has been completed and the network operates successfully since 2003. Phase A of the project covers most of the municipal limits of Pafos and includes a Sanitary Sewerage System, Drainage System and a Sewerage Treatment Plant in Acheleia.

Phase B 
The works of Phase B are scheduled to begin in 2007 and will last 4-5 years. Phase B of the project will cover the remaining areas within the municipal limits of Pafos, the municipality of Geroskipou and the communities of Chloraka, Kissonerga, Empa, Lempa, Acheleia, Koloni and Konia. Phase B of the project includes a Sanitary Sewerage System, Drainage System and expansion of the Sewerage Treatment Plant.

Cost of the Project

The cost of Phase A was around €45 million while Phase B is expected to cost around €90 million. For financing the project, the Board has raised loans from the European Investment Bank and the Council of Europe Development Bank. 

Additionally, part of the total cost will be covered from the collection of the Sewerage Fees imposed by the Board.

 

The Benefits of the Sewerage System 

The Sewerage System contributes significantly to enhancing the health conditions and thus the quality of life in our city. 

The benefits arising from its construction are: 

• Healthy environment 
• Clean streets 
• Clean sea 
• Clean beaches 
• Avoid unpleasant odors 
• Minimize traffic problems due to rain 
• Avoid environmental pollution 
• Provision of water for irrigation 
• Preservation of groundwater resources 
• Conservation and development of tourism 
• Upgrading of road infrastructure