Canal allocates 2.5 million to extend the waste water treatment plant in Villanueva de la Cañada - Canal allocates 2.5 million to extend the waste water treatment plant in Villanueva de la Cañada
Canal allocates 2.5 million to extend the waste water treatment plant in Villanueva de la Cañada
The Governing Council has been informed of the public entity’s proposal for awarding the contract
• This project includes the construction of a storm tank
• It forms part of one of the lines within the company’s Strategic Plan to improve environmental quality
The Governing Council of the Community of Madrid was informed today of the proposal by Canal de Isabel II to award the contract for the works to improve the Villanueva de la Cañada wastewater treatment plant. The contract, with a term for completion of 24 months, will be awarded for 2,571,818 euros (excluding VAT). The proposal for award must now be approved by Canal’s Board of Directors.
The aim of the contract forms part of Canal de Isabel II’s further commitment to the environment, boosting the treatment capacity of the Villanueva de la Cañada wastewater treatment plant, increasing its pre-treatment process and implementing the necessary improvements to update the installation, which became operational in 1992 and was extended in 2003. With these new works, the waste water treatment plant’s pre-treatment process will be adapted in order to treat a maximum flow of 24,600 m3/day, increasing its capacity by more than 60%.
Accordingly, apart from refurbishing the pre-treatment system, the collectors, which receive the waste water from Villanueva de la Cañada and send this to the treatment plant, will also be refurbished and a storm tank will be installed with a capacity of over 2,000 cubic metres. These facilities enable waste water to be stored during periods of rainfall, to then be treated once the rainfall has stopped, to prevent them from being spilled into the channels.
STRATEGIC LINE TO BOOST ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
The projects to extend and improve the treatment of waste water in the region form part of line 4 of the company’s Strategic Plan. It includes the waste water treatment excellence plan aimed at contributing to the improvement of river conditions, beyond mandatory legislation, via quality improvement programmes in the area of discharges, refurbishing wastewater treatment plants or controlling industrial discharges to the network.
Canal de Isabel II was founded over 165 years ago to supply water to the city of Madrid, and currently it serves over 6 million people in the Community of Madrid. It is an innovative company, a leader in its sector, and internationally recognised for its management of the integrated water cycle. It operates 14 reservoirs; 14 drinking water treatment plants; 78 spring tappings; 17,434 kilometres of water conveyance and distribution; 133 drinking water pumping stations and 131 waste water stations; 14,018 kilometres of sewer system networks; 63 storm tanks; 823 kilometres of collectors and sewer pipelines; 157 waste water treatment plants; and 152 kilometres of recycled water networks.