Sweden is successfully moving towards self-sustaining cities where long-term ecological gains rank higher than short-term economics.
Among steps undertaken by the municipally owned Stockholm Water were renovation of the waste water network, construction of a storm sewer overflow basin and measures to reduce the load on pipes and treatment plants.
In 1987, citizens of Gothenburg accepted the challenge of cleaning up their city and succeeded admirably.
Job creation, to stop migration of its residents to bigger cities, was the aim of Overtornea's action plan.
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