Canal de Isabel II allocates five million to operation and maintenance of La China Treatment Plant - Canal de Isabel II allocates five million to operation and maintenance of La China Treatment Plant
Canal de Isabel II allocates five million to operation and maintenance of La China Treatment Plant
The Government Council was informed today about the award proposal for the contracts
• The facility, which treats water from the centre of Madrid, is the plant that produces the most reclaimed water in the region
Canal de Isabel II will allocate 5.03 million euros to the operation and maintenance of the La China Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP). The Government Council was informed today about the award proposal for this one-year contract, which must now be approved by the board of directors at the public utility.
The La China Treatment Plant, the oldest in the region, has a capacity to eliminate the pollution load produced by an equivalent population of 1.33 million inhabitants. It is located in the Manzanares river basin, next to the Caja Mágica installations in the south of the city, and treats the waste water from the city centre of Madrid.
Part of the water treated at this facility is subject to tertiary treatment, which enables it to be re-used for watering the large parks in Madrid and cleaning the city streets. The tertiary treatment process at the La China WWTP produces the most reclaimed water anywhere in the region: 2.5 cubic hectometres in 2016, almost 20% of all the reclaimed water in the Region of Madrid.
Besides helping to save drinking water, the treatment plant is capable of generating renewable electricity from the biogas released during the water treatment processes. Hence, the WWTP generated 15,500 megawatts/hour (MWh) of electricity last year and thus avoided the emission of over 4,000 tonnes of CO2 that would have otherwise been released to generate this energy from fossil fuels.
Canal de Isabel II was set up 165 years ago to supply water to the city of Madrid. Nowadays, it provides a service to over six million people throughout the region. It is a leading company in its sector and internationally recognised for its management of all stages of the integrated water cycle. In the Region of Madrid, it operates 14 reservoirs, 78 groundwater collection stations, 14 drinking water treatment plants, 17,434 kilometres of inflow and distribution pipes, 131 drinking water pumping stations and 126 waste water pumping stations; 14,018 kilometres of sewer pipes, 63 storm tanks, 823 kilometres of collectors and emissaries; 157 waste water treatment plants, and 512 kilometres of reclaimed water pipes.