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Canal de Isabel II will use ECO emission labelled trucks for sewerage cleaning and maintenance

null Canal de Isabel II will use ECO emission labelled trucks for sewerage cleaning and maintenance

Canal de Isabel II will use ECO emission labelled trucks for sewerage cleaning and maintenance


The company is committed to sustainable mobility not only in cars and vans, but also in heavy vehicles

  • Several of these vehicles incorporate water recycling systems for cleaning sewage pipes

23JUL2020 Canal de Isabel II will use natural gas powered trucks sewerage maintenance and cleaning throughout the Autonomous Community of Madrid. The company has incorporated the first four trucks of this type, which are already operating in several municipalities in the Sierra Norte of the Autonomous Community of Madrid and in the capital city of Madrid, and will enable both work on the sewerage networks and cleaning tasks to be carried out.

Specifically, the first vehicles to be incorporated are a construction crane truck, a mixed drive-aspirator truck with a capacity of 9 cubic metres and two cleaning trucks with water recycling with capacities of 9 and 13 cubic metres.

Therefore, with the use of these trucks, labelled as ECO emissions, Canal de Isabel II promotes the systematic incorporation of the best available technologies in the processes it carries out (in this case, the management of urban drainage networks) in order to always offer an excellent service, but also one that is environmentally responsible and has the minimum impact on the environment.

Its incorporation into the sewerage network operation actions was included in the tender that the public company carried out so that the companies working for it would also join the emissions reduction target.

Currently, Canal already has a fleet of 69 electric vehicles, mostly light cars, but also vans and lorries. The trips made with these eco-efficient vehicles will prevent 124 tonnes of CO2 emissions into the atmosphere every year.

Canal de Isabel II was founded more than 165 years ago to supply water to the city of Madrid. It employs more than 2,800 people working daily to provide a service to more than 6 million people in the region. It is an innovative company, a leader in its sector, and internationally recognised for its management of the integrated water cycle.

It operates 13 reservoirs; 78 spring tappings; 17,601 kilometres of water conveyance and distribution; 131 drinking water pumping stations and 133 waste water stations; 15,083 kilometres of sewer system networks; 65 storm tanks; 157 waste water treatment plants; and 615 kilometres of recycled water networks.






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