Hidraqua and subsidiaries to invest around €30 million in new infrastructure and network renovation in Valencia region

Hidraqua began operations in the Autonomous Community of Valencia in 1971. Since then the company has been firmly committed to providing sustainable management to guarantee a quality service to the over two million people it supplies, without compromising the possibilities and resources of future generations.

To achieve this, it is vital to build new infrastructures, renovate drinking water and sewage networks and implement the latest technologies. In this regard, Hidraqua plans to invest almost €30 million in 2016. This investment will be carried out by both Hidraqua and Aguas de Alicante, Aigües d’Elx, Agamed and Aigües de Paterna, all companies in which Hidraqua has a shareholding.

As part of its sustainability policy, Hidraqua invested almost €6 million in a solar farm in Santa Pola a few years ago. This facility prevents the emission of 800 tonnes of carbon dioxide per annum. The structures of the photovoltaic facility are subjected to great stress at times of strong winds. In order to guarantee the continuous generation of green power, the company has reinforced these structures, as well as installing a wind control system in the control room, and a Depósito-Ibi-2015 alarm and security system.Depósito-Ibi-2015

Hidraqua will also carry out work in a number of streets in Benidorm, including Calle del Pino, los Arcos and Avenida Ruzafa. The aim of these initiatives is to ensure that current demands are met and to improve stormwater drainage. A new tank will also be built in Vila Joiosa to guarantee efficient, sustainable water management. A new stormwater drainage system will be installed in the Avenida País Valencià de l’Alfàs del Pi to prevent flooding in this urban area.

Hidraqua also plans to undertake a number of initiatives in the municipality of Mutxamel with a view to guaranteeing the supply of water.