Project 'General health development Slatina-Timis' 1993-1996 with cofinancing of the Flemish Government





The cause of this project was : the water from most wells in Slatina-Timis was not potable. Without drinking water and a good general hygiene, many diseases and health problems occured specially by children. Problems which actually cannot be allowed to exist. 




Potable water: Captured water from the mountain river "Slatina" is going through the filter station and reservoir through main conducts, which were financed by the Romanian state, to the houses. All the houses were connected. 

           captation of the water from the mountain river                                                           filterstation






       reservoir in the mountains                        main conduct to the village                                        house connections












Environmental Care: Simultaneously with the waterworks also sewages were built: the mother conduct was funded by the Romanian government. The houses were connected to it. The waste water arrives in the waste water treatment plant, sludge basins were also provided. A vacuum lorry was purchased in Geel. A landfill in accordance with applicable standards when it was built.

                                                                                                         sludge basins

slibbekkensa          sedimentation pit waste water                





                                      landfill with sludge basins       stort






 unloading of the vacuum lorry



         landfill       stortd









Hygiene and Healthy Food: Some women Club Femina have received training on general hygiene, use and care for potable water and healthy food. They organized in their turn classes per quarter and hamlet for all women. For this, a video was made by students of the Provincial High School of Antwerp.


Brochures were written by the group "hygiene", members of the committee, complemented by experts where necessary. Brochures were printed for both trainers and participants  in Dutch and Romanian. These brochures about personal hygiene, hygiene in the household, healthy food were subsequently used by various committees in their Romanian villages. Lessons were given in  schools about dental care: toothbrushes, toothpaste, stickers were provided in the project.

There was an exchange of doctors. Medicines and medical equipment were delivered to the dispensary. The infrastructure was adapted and the hospital Caransebes was supported.


Permanent supervision of the women's and men's movement is still happening through the annual jogging of the men's movement. The orphanage Teregova also received support. A clubhouse was renovated .. 


The official commissioning of the realizations of the first project was done by Minister President Luc Van den Brande (Flemish Government) in June 1997. 









The Romanian government, through the county of Caras-Severin, had an important role in these realizations, even today. The project also got the full cooperation and support from the people of Slatina-Timis. The women are an important target group. Permanent trainings remain a necessity.


In July 1996 a tipper truck MAN was driven to Slatina-Timis and handed over to the local authorities. A Ford transit and garbage collection truck also found their way to Slatina-Timis.

vuilniswagen Mancamion2










Also, in this project the garage behind the town hall completely renewed.

garagenieuw garageoud








While this project was completed, the Romanian state did a geological study of the region. In the park, a water source was tapped. The water is potable. First, a concrete fountain was set up, which was later replaced by a marble fountain. Now  every day many jerrycans and bottles are filled here with water

















The water supply network has been renovated by the council of Slatina-Timis in 2012-2013 : click here