Estonian EU external border programme

Emajoe-Pskov WMP-2


Name of Lead Beneficiary

ME of Pskov city “Gorvodokanal”

Thematic objective

TO6 Environmental protection, climate change mitigation and adaption

Start date: 01.12.2019

End date: 31.05.2022

Duration: 30 months

Specific area

Improving the quality of shared water assets by reducing their pollution load (including improving wastewater treatment facilities, improving solid (household and industrial) waste management and relevant facilities, and reducing pollution that is caused by the agricultural sector

Programme co-financing

594 000 EUR

Total budget

660 000 EUR


South Estonia
Pskov region

Contact email

[email protected]

Project status

Completed (1)

Emajoe-Pskov WMP-2 (completed on EST side) - ER29

Improving the quality of shared assets by reducing their pollution load from utility sewer systems of towns and rural areas in the programme territory (Pskov area and south Estonia)

Project “Emajoe-Pskov WMP-2” aims to reduce pollution in Peipsi lake by improvement of the quality of shared water assets. Reduction of pollution load includes improving wastewater networks and waste management.

Specific objectives:

  • To sustain and ensure the proper and on-time monitoring of sewage networks in Pskov city, Russia and 12 municipalities in Estonia
  • To ensure the sanitary and epidemiological welfare of population living on the program area

Main activities:

  • Study visit and trainings for staff to exchange best practices in waste water management and learn optimal approach of using monitoring systems and servicing, renovation and repair of sewerage networks;
  • Creation of electronic map of Pskov (Russia) sewage networks  for  monitoring the sewage system of the city, forecasting possible accidents on networks, taking measures to prevent the discharge of untreated wastewater  into the Peipsi lake; purchase of canal washing machine with equipment for pumping and flushing pipelines to effectively flush sewage pipelines of various diameters;
  • On Estonian side the current monitoring system of Emajõe Waterworks Ltd  will be modernized in order to obtain the maximum amount of information and management of sewage systems in 12 municipalities.

Project Portfolio

Video about the canal washing machine in Russian