Flood Safety and Flood Debris Cleanup

The Posavje Region municipalities know the temper of the Sava River inside out – sometimes it is reminiscent of Slovenia’s most beautiful river Soča, and the next moment it turns into a menacing water beast, which had caused catastrophic damage to private property as well as commercial, industrial and other buildings.

The past tense is used here for a reason: the construction of the hydroelectric power plants has brought significant improvements to flood safety. With its expert operation and maintenance personnel, HESS works to prevent the enormous costs that would result from flooding.

We also place a strong emphasis on removing driftwood and other debris that used to "adorn" the overgrown riverbanks or got stuck in the Sava’s riverbed. Given that several hundred tonnes of driftwood and debris are removed every year, this is a massive undertaking both financially and logistically.