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"The new old town project is complex and technically demanding", said birgit fischer, chairwoman of the women’s ring, when she invited members and guests to an event in the winter garden of the burkardus residential park on the theme of the "new old town" project buried. "Under the surface of the earth, where a large part of the construction will take place, you can find a lot of surprising and interesting things", she added. That’s why the local council of bad kissingen invited katja romeis, who works for the city’s civil engineering department in owner consulting and project communication for the new old town project. She supports and advises homeowners in the project area. Because they need to know what is coming and how things will progress step by step.
"There is no such thing as an "off-the-peg" solution for the sewer rehabilitation in our old town, emphasized katja romeis. Since 2009, the city of bad kissingen has been working very carefully on this project, because only tailor-made solutions can guarantee safety. "It is our goal to make the city center of bad kissingen more attractive, cozy and friendly", she said. "But there is a whole universe of surprises under the ground, and with every investigation, new discoveries come to light that necessitate further exploration." Ten years ago, when planning began for the renovation of the public sewer system and the redesign of the pedestrian zone, no one could have imagined that there would be so many challenges in implementing the project. That is why the event in the burkardus was attended not only by the women members of the local ring, but also by numerous owners and residents of the old town of kissing.
Damage to the sewage system
130 years ago, bad kissingen was the first town in bavaria to be connected to a canal system. "Our prosperity then, as now, was based on the healing springs", katja romeis emphasized "the planning and preparatory work on the sewer system must be carried out very carefully, after all, we have a reputation to uphold when it comes to hygiene."