Aslıhan DOĞRU -TDO- Bulgaria is making initiatives to address shortcomings in its water treatment infrastructure.
So far, water pollution from wastewater along the coastline has been largely eliminated.
In Varna, the country's third-largest city, the old treatment plants are inadequate and do not meet the growing need, especially during the tourist season.
Ivanka Borissova, one of the facility's managers, said of the results of the renovation of the facility, "This facility has been modernized and its capacity has been increased in 2020. The facility is currently capable of serving a population of more than 72,000 people. The old facility had a capacity of 14,000 people," he said.
In addition to facilities in the region, the problem is being tackled through regulations.
Wastewater needs to be drained at least 2,200 meters from the coastline.