Implementing smart energy management concepts in WWTPs






In the map below, you can find examples of water protection measures within this topic. These actions are picked from the Bank of Actions - if you are interested to browse other water protection actions, visit the Bank of Actions.


Awareness raising

Hazardous materials

Littering etc.

Oil spill prevention

Research and monitoring

Shipping and boating

Stormwater management

Strategies and programs

Wastewater management


Drainage basin

Advising of real estate owners on sewgae issues

Actor: City of Vantaa   ●   Year: 2013   ●   Address: Vantaa, Finland

Real estate owners were adviced on local sewage treatment, their current sewage treatment systems on the property were evaluated and they were adviced on how to maintain and use them.© City of Vantaa


The visiting of properties was carried out by the Water Protection Association of the River Vantaa and Helsinki Region, with funding provided by the local municipalities and regional Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment.


During the project over 90% of real estate owners on scattered settlements were adviced either over the phone or on-site. Another strength of the project was that each property's individual features were taken into account in the advicing process. The direct advicing of property owners enables to have an effective influence on the functionality of their local sewage treatment systems and thus the discharges to watercourses. The real estate owners were often critical towards the Finnish regulation on scattered settlements' sewage treatment but accepted the advicing willingly. They also considered advicing to be better way of approaching them compared to inspection by authorities. Advicing is also quite cost efficient.

Background information

Further information

Name: Sinikka Rantalainen   ●  Email: sinikka.rantalainen (a)   ●  Web page:

Guidelines & Recommendations

Guidelines & Recommendations