Improvement of drinking water supply
CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION
Ensure access to water and sanitation for all
Over 2,000 million people in the world live without access to a basic drinking water service, and 3,6 billionhave no access to a basic sanitation service, resulting in avoidable deaths, chronic disease, fewer hours of education and low productivity.
ACCIONA has positioned itself as a key player in the water treatment sector. Its innovative management seeks to resolve the challenges with respect to the shortage of water resources.
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts
The generation and use of energy accounts for 35 % of total greenhouse gas emissions in the world. This activity is the largest contributor to global warming. Investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency and other low-carbon technologies will continue to be essential to meet the emerging needs of humanity and to minimize their negative impact on the environment.
ACCIONA considers the fight against climate change and its effects to be a strategic priority. The company works to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions in order to contribute to the progress of society and respond to the main challenges of sustainable development in the areas of infrastructure, water and energy, leading the transition to a low-carbon economy.
It has been treating surface water from the Odelouca reservoir since 2012, and groundwater from the Vale da Vila and Benaciate basins. Construction began in October 1998 and was completed at the end of 1999, being ACCIONA's first project in Portugal.
In 2021, an extension with two new flotation lines was carried out, each with a treatment capacity of 600 litres/second. With these improvements, the total treatment capacity of the plant is now 3 m3/second.
The construction work has led to an improvement in the facility, increasing the level of water supplies in the area and guaranteeing them for the entire region at times of water shortages. This increase in supply capacity will also provide a solution to the particular nature of the region’s raw water, and will strengthen the characteristics of the new treatment framework, supplying the entire perimeter of the Algarve.
It has one water train, one sludge train. Due to the extension in 2021, two new flotation lines have been added.
- Location: Silves, Algarve, Portugal
- Capacity: 259,200 m3/d
- Population served: 1,050,000 people