The municipalities that benefit from this project are Abadía, Aldeanueva del Camino, Gargantilla, La Pesga, Ahigal, La
Granja, Mohedas de Granadilla and Zarza de Granadilla (Cáceres). The new infrastructures will improve the quality of receiving water masses and associated ecosystems, thereby contributing to achieving the targets of the Water Framework Directive. The entire investment of 14 million euro was financed by the Ministry for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge and the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) 2014-2020.
In the middle of November last, the Tagus River Basin Management Authority, an autonomous body belonging to the Spanish Ministry for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenge, completed the construction of seven new wastewater treatment plants and over 11 kilometres of sanitation networks in the agricultural district of Hervás (Cáceres).
The construction of these infrastructures, declared to be of general interest, will enable treatment of the pollutant load associated with a population equivalent of 16,000 in the urban centres of Abadía, Aldeanueva del Camino, Gargantilla, La Pesga,
Ahigal, La Granja, Mohedas de Granadilla and Zarza de Granadilla.
The Ahigal, La Granja, Mohedas de Granadilla and Zarza de Granadilla WWTPs were built by Ferrovial Construction in consortium with Cadagua. The Aldeanueva del Camino, Gargantilla, Abadía and La Pesga WWTPs were constructed by UTE Depuradoras Ambroz (Cnes. Araplasa S.A – Gyocivil S.A.U).
Thus, the environment will be protected from the adverse effects of urban wastewater discharges and the status of water masses in the agricultural district of Hervás will be improved, helping to achieve the objectives set out in Directive 91/271/EEC of May 21 1991 on urban wastewater treatment and those established in the Water Framework Directive.