Water gushing from storm sewer following very heavy rainfall of the road after heavy rain.

The Board of Directors of Canal de Isabel II has ratified the agreement for Chapinería to join the Sanea Plan, which will enable improvement actions to be carried out in the municipal sewage network. This is one of 10 master plans included in the company’s business strategy for the period 2018-2030, and forms part of its policy to develop cooperation with municipalities.

The ratification of the agreement will mark the beginning of the administrative procedures to contract out the works. In total, seven renovation actions will be carried out on 1,900 metres of the sewage network, with investment of approximately 1.2 million euros.

A further 18 municipalities in the region of Madrid already form part of the plan: Sevilla la Nueva, Moraleja de Enmedio, Arganda del Rey, Griñón, Torrelodones, Tielmes, Fuenlabrada, Alpedrete, Perales de Tajuña, Valdemoro, Navalcarnero, Valdilecha, San Fernando de Henares, Soto del Real, El Escorial, Torres de la Alameda, Torrejón de Ardoz and Las Rozas de Madrid. Renovation work involving total expenditure of 198.8 million euro will be carried out in these municipalities. 

Canal de Isabel II manages almost 15,000 kilometres of sewage networks, but these are mainly under municipal jurisdiction. The networks are municipally-owned in 93 of the 111 municipalities with shareholdings. In many cases, these networks have deficiencies that could result in flooding or discharge problems.