Press release
Agreement with the municipality of Gerstungen

Most measures already implemented

Kassel, 08.07.2019 
The improvement of the drinking water supply of the municipality Gerstungen is well on track. A large part of the agreed measures has already been implemented or commissioned. With the expansion of a storage basin with drinking water treatment, the measures are to be completed in the next year. The action plan is part of the settlement agreement that K+S concluded with the municipality in December 2017.

"I am very pleased that our agreement with the municipality of Gerstungen has been successfully implemented. We are a reliable partner and the now very trustful cooperation is a clear indication to this in every respect," says Dr. Burkhard Lohr, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of K+S.

The mayor of Gerstungen, Sylvia Hartung, emphasizes: "The constant drinking water supply of the entire municipality is more important than ever. I am pleased that this is exactly what can be guaranteed by implementing the agreement with K+S. Together, we are on the right track.”

The main elements of the action plan are the construction of two new wells and the re-commissioning of an existing well, which will increase the daily supply of drinking water by a total of 600 cubic meters, the construction of a connecting pipeline of 3.5 kilometers between the lower and upper levels and the expansion of a storage basin. The goal of the measures is to balance the production of drinking water in order to avoid the surcharging of individual wells.

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