The Catalan Water Agency (Agencia Catalana de l’Aigua – ACA) has awarded Aigües de Catalunya the contract for the management of 28 WWTPs located in the Lleida districts of Pallars Jussà and Pallars Sobirà. The contract will contribute to an improvement in the environmental quality of water resources in the Pyrenees.
The new contract will see Aigües de Catalunya assume the responsibility of managing the following WWTPs: Alins, Altron, Àreu, Escaló, Espot, Espui, Estáis, Esterri d’Àneu, Figuerola d’Orcau, Gerri de la Sal, Guàrdia de Noguera, Guingueta d’Àneu, Isona, Les Esglésies, Llessui, Llimiana, Pobla de Segur, Pobleta de Bellveí, Rialp, Roní, Salàs de Pallars, Saurí, Senterada, Sort, Tavascan, Tírvia, Vall de Cardós, Xerallo.
The contract has a duration of four years, with an option for a two-year extension. It will enable Aigües de Catalunya to guarantee the return of high-quality water to the environment, subsequent to the treatment of the wastewater of a population equivalent of almost 34,000 at the 28 facilities. The treated water will meet all the requirements set out in current legislation governing this matter.
This contract award means that Aigües de Catalunya will now manage a total of over 100 WWTPs, in addition to providing other drinking-water related services. It is an important milestone in terms of expansion, consolidation and reinforcement of the company’s presence in Catalonia.
Continuous growth at the service of the citizen
Aigües de Catalunya is now treating the wastewater of a population equivalent of almost 398,000 throughout Catalonia. The company treats a total of more than 25 cubic hectolitres per annum at the 100 WWTPs it manages.
Bearing in mind other new contracts secured in 2016, including the concession contract for water supply and sewage services in Begur (Baix Empordà), this Catalonian utility has clearly consolidated its position, which is corroborated by the fact that turnover is up 7% on the previous year.