Enhanced water supply to city of Huelva and area of influence

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Through the extension and upgrading of existing infrastructures, Aguas de Huelva has guaranteed and improved water supply to the population of Huelva and its area of influence for a minimum horizon period of 25 years. The projects undertaken and described below are as follows: extension to the El Conquero DWTP; renovation of water supply mains serving the centre of Huelva; remote control and remote management of the intake and distribution network; and renovation of the intake pipeline between the Beas reservoir and the El Conquero WWTP.

In March 2006, Aguas de Huelva and the state-owned company with responsibility for river basin management, Sociedad Estatal Aguas de las Cuencas de España (ACUAES), signed a complementary agreement to the aforementioned initiatives related to improvements to the Huelva water distribution ring. The objective of this agreement was to commence work on the extension, enhancement and upgrading of existing water infrastructures in the city of Huelva and its area of influence.

Since the drinking water treatment plant (DWTP) was built in 1964, the population of the city of Huelva has practically doubled, making it necessary to expand the existing facilities in order to satisfy efficiently the water demands of citizens and the socioeconomic needs of the city.

The projects undertaken as part of this initiative include:

  • Extension to the El Conquero DWTP, including the DWTP, pumping stations and new storage tanks (75,000 m3)
  • Renovation of the water supply mains serving the central area of Huelva.
  • Remote control and remote management of the intake and distribution network.
  • Renovation of the pipeline between the Beas reservoir and the El Conquero DWTP