Canal de Isabel II will acquire 12,000 new smart water meters

null Canal de Isabel II will acquire 12,000 new smart water meters

Canal de Isabel II will acquire 12,000 new smart water meters


The goal of the public company is to reach 100 % smart meters in the Autonomous Community of Madrid before 2030

  • 7.75 million euros will be allocated to the purchase of instruments for measuring gauges between 50 and 300 mm.
  • Meter telereading will make it possible to offer clients detailed information about their water consumption.

The Governing Council of the Autonomous Community of Madrid was informed today of the proposal by Canal de Isabel II of the two independent lots that make up the contract for the supply of static water meters of gauges 50 mm to 300 mm. The procedure is valid for one year and was awarded for the total sum of 7,757,000 euros, excluding VAT. The proposal must be approved by the Board of Directors of the public company.

The procedure has the objective of supplying close to 12,000 static water meters of gauges 50, 65, 80, 100, 150, 200, 250 and 300 mm used by Canal, mainly for renovating and maintaining existing meters and installing meters in new supplies.

With this contract, Canal will supply high calibre smart meters, all within the framework of the public company's Strategic Plan, including in its objectives a plan to install smart meters that will allow new services and billing systems to be offered to clients.


This initiative forms part of the Canal de Isabel II Strategic Plan 2018-2030 and will allow the public company to offer its customers full and detailed information about their consumption, detect possible incidents or water leaks in interior installations and increase efficiency in the management and operation of its distribution network, thus strengthening its commitment and proximity to its users.

For more than a decade, the public company has been studying the use of advanced remote reading technologies which improve their commercial operations and the services provided to their customers in the Autonomous Community of Madrid: in 2018, Canal de Isabel II launched a pilot project to standardise a remote water meter reading system using the communications system (NB-IoT). This is the first experience of this scope to be developed in Spain, and involved the leading communications operators and meter manufacturers.

Thanks to this project Canal has been able to test and check technical aspects that confirm the feasibility of this project, the goal of which is to have 100 % of the Canal de Isabel meter park in the Autonomous Community of Madrid be smart before 2030.

Canal de Isabel II was founded almost 170 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.