The Central Wastewater Treatment Plant at Vathia Gonia, which is located near Potamia village, has been built in order to treat domestic septage and industrial wastewaters from the districts of Nicosia and Larnaca. All wastes are transferred to the Plant by tankers.
The Plant has a capacity for the treatment of 2 200 cubic metres per day of waste and population equivalent of 55 000. The water, which results from the treatment of the wastewater, is stored in a 284 000 cubic metre lagoon. From there it is distributed via a pumping main, break pressure tank and irrigation network to 50 hectares of land in Potamia and Geri villages for the irrigation mainly of fodder crops.