The European Union’s Water Protection Agency (WPA) is building a €20 million water purifying system that will use 3,500 water purifiers across the continent.
WPA Chief Executive Jan Koum told journalists in Brussels on Monday that the European Water Management System will use a mix of chemical and biological processes, including hydrogenation, to generate clean drinking water.
“There are not a lot of places in Europe that are doing this,” he said.
“We are doing it in the heart of Europe.”
The water purifyrs will work in conjunction with the water puristry (WPS) in Brussels, where the WPA will also install a pilot system to test its water quality.
WPS is an autonomous water puriting system which has been operating in Germany since January of this year, according to WPA, which will start to deploy the system in other European countries later this year.
The WPA is also in the process of establishing a network of water purists, who will monitor water quality at public water purificatories.
The new water purifer system will be able to produce 10 billion liters of clean drinking-water per year, with the remaining water coming from sources like lakes and rivers.
The system will also be able test water samples for lead and other contaminants.
“This will be the biggest project that we have ever undertaken, it is the biggest water puritiy project in Europe,” Koum said.
The water quality will be tested by a laboratory using a new type of microchip, according WPA.
Koum also said the new system will allow the Wpa to build on its existing expertise in water purging and water management.
“It is a world-class system.
It is a system that is ready to operate.
It will be a world class water purifcation system,” he told reporters.
The European Water Purification System is not the first water purified system in Europe.
The Netherlands is also building a similar system in the capital, Amsterdam, according the Dutch water agency, SIPO.
The project is expected to cost the Dutch state about €1.5 billion.
The first WPA pilot project in Germany is expected in 2019.
The pilot project is scheduled to be fully operational in 2020.