SINCE GENERATIONS FOR GENERATIONS
The water distribution system in the City of Kraków is almost as old as the city itself: the privileges for building first aqueducts were issued as early as the 13th century. Numerous invasions, wars and administrative changes prevented the construction of water supply and sewage systems. As Kraków grew, its sanitary situation became catastrophic and only changed when the Bielany Water Treatment Plant was opened in 1901.
Over the years, the organisational structure of the Company changed while its area and scope of operations grew. Today, over 115 years later, we make every effort to ensure the continuous supply of pure water that meets strict standards to Kraków's residents as well as the reliable collection and treatment of sewage.
Innovations in generating energy from natural sources have become our response to the challenges of a sustainable development strategy. Two central wastewater treatment plants co-generate electricity and heat while a turbine installed on the pipeline transporting water from Dobczyce to Kraków produces electricity.
Kraków Waterworks are actively involved in the life of the city and the region, identifying with the local community through strict cooperation, help, education and popularising environmentally-friendly attitudes. These purposes are served by the immensely popular environmental education programmes for the children as well as a system of internships run by the Company and the Małopolska Water Cluster -- an initiative which constitutes a platform for the cooperation between the industrial and academic communities of Kraków.