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Extreme weather urges the municipality to move its main waterworks

Due to the increasing frequency of short-duration precipitation events and milder winters, coupled with the fact that the source of the water is partially fed by glaciers, is Beiarn municipality moving their main waterworks.

Ågleinåga is currently the main waterworks in Beiarn municipality and supplies the central areas of Moldjord and Storjord. The
source of its water is, however, exposed to avalanches and landslides. On two occasions landslides have led to the reservoirs becoming filled up with debris, structures being damaged, and the plant being put out of operation. Due to the increasing frequency
of short-duration precipitation events and milder winters, coupled with the fact that the source of the water is partially fed by glaciers, the waterworks will become even more vulnerable going forward. Beiarn municipality therefore decided to move its main waterworks to its other facility at Tollå, which has high water quality and capacity, and is protected against pollution.

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Key figures

Outstanding lending:

NOK 16 mn.

Total cost:

NOK 47.6 mn.

Project period:

2021

Category:

Climate change adaptation