Dubrovnik has long suffered from a lack of potable water following heavy rains and storms that constantly left the old system flooded.
As part of an official visit to Dubrovnik on Sunday, Prime Minister Andrej Plenković opened the newly completed potable water purifier. Valued at 56 million Kuna, roughly €7.6 million, the project was financed through a loan from the Croatian Bank for Reconstruction and Development. However, the city is planning on refunding that debt through EU funds.
Prime Minister Plenković said the new purifier had finally resolved an age old problem for the city and its residents. "This is a big day for Dubrovnik. This potable water purifier means a higher quality of day to day life for all of her citizens. And that is the most important thing here. The fact that this project was completed through intensive works over the past two years shows the agility of the leadership of the city of Dubrovnik, elected at local elections in 2017. This is the realization of one of the do or die issues that had been an issue of public debated here for years."
"Today the citizens of Dubrovnik will receive what they deserve. Potable, clean water 365 days of the year," added Dubrovnik Mayor Mato Franković.