Canal de Isabel II allocates €1.8 million to improving sanitation at Patones

null Canal de Isabel II allocates €1.8 million to improving sanitation at Patones

Canal de Isabel II allocates €1.8 million to improving sanitation at Patones


This publicly owned company is going to build a pumping station to carry wastewater to the treatment plant at Torremocha de Jarama

  • As the company that manages Madrid’s water cycle, one of our strategic priorities is to promote the region’s environmental quality.
  • The construction works of this installation have an execution period of 18 months.

Canal de Isabel II will allocate a total of €1,771,893 for construction works for pumping wastewater from Patones to the treatment plant of Torremocha de Jarama. This project will be executed over a period of 18 months and will transport wastewater from Patones and an area around Torremocha to the treatment plant in the area. The contract will now be awarded by the company’s Board of Directors.

Wastewater pumping stations (WWPS) play an important role in the management of sanitation and urban drainage in towns, as they raise the wastewater, both from homes and from rain collected in gutters, to higher levels, so that they can reach the treatment plants.

These works are part of objective 4 of the Canal de Isabel II 2018-2030 Strategic Plan for promoting environmental quality. This includes its plan of excellence for purification, the aim of which is to improve the quality of discharges from wastewater treatment plants and contribute to the good condition of the region’s rivers.

Canal de Isabel II was founded almost 170 years ago to supply water to the city of Madrid. It employs over 2800 people who work every day to serve more than 6 million people in the region. It is an innovative company, a leader in its sector and recognised worldwide for its management of the integrated water cycle.

It operates 13 reservoirs; 78 groundwater catchments; 17,601 km of water supply and distribution network; 131 drinking water and 133 wastewater pumping stations; 15,083 km of sewage networks; 65 storm tanks; 157 wastewater treatment plants; and 615 km of reclaimed water network.

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