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Canal de Isabel II will double the treatment capacity of the Arroyo El Plantío wastewater treatment plant - Canal de Isabel II will double the treatment capacity of the Arroyo El Plantío wastewater treatment plant

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angle-left Canal de Isabel II will double the treatment capacity of the Arroyo El Plantío wastewater treatment plant

Canal de Isabel II will double the treatment capacity of the Arroyo El Plantío wastewater treatment plant

2018-12-24

The works fall within its 2018-2030 Strategic Plan, designed to promote environmental quality and energy efficiency


  • The investment in these works amounts to 21.7 million euros, with a completion term of 46 months
  • This will enable the treatment of wastewater from future urban developments in Majadahonda and Las Rozas de Madrid

Canal de Isabel II will soon carry out the contract award process for the project and extension works for the Arroyo El Plantío Wastewater Treatment Station in Majadahonda. The completion term for the contract, with an award value of 21,702,340.32 euros, excluding VAT, will be 46 months.

This project will enable the treatment of wastewater from the future urban developments of Majadahonda and Las Rozas de Madrid and it will also allow the elimination of polluting nutrients as established in the framework of the National Water
Quality Plan
.

The current treatment capacity of the Arroyo El Plantío wastewater treatment station is 15,000 cubic metres per day and, with this project, the capacity will be increased to 30,000 cubic metres per day. This plant will therefore be able to eliminate a polluting load up to 150,000 population equivalent. The contract also includes a space reserved in the facilities to be able to treat up to 40,000 cubic metres per day.

In addition, the existing tertiary treatment will be extended, in order to be able to supply recycled water to public and private green areas in the municipality of Villanueva del Pardillo. Finally, the facilities will be equipped with moto-generation systems to make use of the biogas produced in the treatment plant.

NEW BOOST FOR ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
These works form part of line 4 of the Canal de Isabel II 2018-2030 Strategic Plan, designed to boost environmental quality and energy efficiency It includes the wastewater treatment excellence plan designed to improve the quality of waste from the treatment plants and to help maintain the condition of rivers in the region.

Canal de Isabel II was founded over 165 years ago to supply the city of Madrid with water. Over 2,500 employees work daily to serve over 6 million people in the region. It is an innovative company and a leader in its sector, recognised internationally for its
comprehensive water cycle management. It operates 13 reservoirs; 78 groundwater captures; 14 drinking water treatment plants; 17,556 kilometres of water conveyance and distribution network; 131 drinking water pumping stations and 133 waste water stations; 14,956 kilometres of sewer system networks; 65 storm tanks; 877 kilometres of collectors and sewer pipelines; 157 waste water treatment plants; and 588 kilometres of recycled water networks.

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