Further to untrue allegations that appeared recently in some newspaper reports regarding Athens International Airport's wastewater system, we would like to clarify the following:
With reference to Athens Intentional Airport's wastewater treatment and surface water systems:
Surface Water Drainage Works and Anti-Flooding Protection Measures:
Since 1996, Athens International Airport has an Environmental department, which consists of 13 scientists and administrative personnel, who continually monitor the environment. Furthermore AIA is the first Greek airport with the environmental department certified according to the international standard EN ISO 14001.
, one for wastewater (sewage) and the second for surface (rain) water.
Athens International Airport is one of the few airports worldwide to have its own sewage treatment plants (STP). The STPs treat all wastewater produced across the airport facility. After undergoing treatment in the airports main STP, the wastewater is used for irrigation of non-public green areas within the airport premises.