Czajka rurociąg awaryjny Uponor

An emergency pipeline on a pontoon bridge

Fighting against an ecological disaster in a world-record time

Rapid action was critical when a sewage collector broke in Warsaw, Poland, causing a massive waste spill into the Vistula River. Uponor Infra’s crew worked 24 hours a day in order to stop the pollution of the river. A temporary pipeline was produced, delivered and connected in just eight days.

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At the end of August 2019 in Warsaw, a major failure occurred in the system transferring sewage to Czajka, one of the largest wastewater treatment plants in Poland. Both lines of the GRP wastewater collector, located under the bed of the Vistula River, were damaged. As a result,
around 3,000 litres of sewage spilled into the river every second. 
The situation in the capital city was being followed everywhere in Poland, since the sewage discharge also affected all the cities located on the Vistula River north of the city. The Vistula River crosses Poland and eventually reaches the Baltic Sea in the north, which also caused concern in other countries around the Baltic Sea.



Project Information




Project Type
New Build

PEHD pipes DN1000 PN10 SDR17 – 1242 m, PN16 SDR17 – 958 m


State Water Management Company Wody Polskie (Państwowe Gospodarstwo Wodne Wody Polskie) 

Contractor - earthworks and pumping systems:

Pipe supplier and pipeline connection contactor:
Uponor Infra Sp. z o.o.

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