Prague’s Sewerage System in the 1930’ and the General Sewerage Project (1933–1936)

K. Drnek


Prague’s sewerage system was built at the end of the era of the monarchy in the united town that Prague was transformed into. The system was soon overloaded, and was not able to remove all the sewage produced by the citizens.To deal with this hygienic threat, the city council and the management of the wastewater services undertook several actions to build a new system or improve the existing system. The most ambitious and extensive measure was the general project carried out between 1933 and 1936.The project was invented to resolve the problem once and for all by introducing new ideas and cut out the problem of placing a new sewage plant instead of the old one. For the present-day observer it also offers a range of spectacular and interesting ideas on urban wastewater treatment.


sewerage; sewage plant; Máslo-Douda project; Řež; competition; projects; Dorr; Čistá půda; Roztoky

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