Berliner Wasserbetriebe Waste Water Centre

Heavy rainfall rarely affects the entire urban area; it usually occurs locally. In these cases, the capacities of the sewer system including its retention possibilities and those of the pumping and sewage plants are locally overstrained. Nutrient- and pollutant-containing road dirt, which is primarily washed into the net with the rain, thus reaches the waters directly via rain overflows. The LISA wastewater treatment plant enables BWB's 148 pumping stations and 52 rain basins, as well as a further 106 such plants operated on behalf of BWB, to be centrally controlled. Radar-supported rain measurement and mathematical optimization of wastewater management ensure optimum distribution of rainwater to existing capacities. As a result of these measures, BWB is able to reduce the annual discharge of nutrient- and pollutant-containing combined sewer overflows into Berlin waters by around 5 million cubic meters.


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Berliner Wasserbetriebe Waste Water Centre
Holzmarktstraße 32, 10243 Berlin