We provide the citizens with drinking water
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.
Until the creation of the SWRO, Santa Eulalia del Río's only water resource came from groundwater. The strong residential growth of recent years has caused the overexploitation of the aquifers, causing marine intrusion and a decrease in the dynamic level of the wells, which has made it difficult to sustain the supply to the population. Therefore, SWRO guarantees the current and future supply of the municipality and other towns on the island because is connected to the mains water network of the island of Ibiza.
The desalination plant is an example of efficient technology, with a production capacity of 15,000 m3 per day. The project consists of seawater collection, desalination plant, product water impulsion, regulation and distribution tank, dilution system and rejection discharge.
The connection of the SWRO of Santa Eulalia was the first project financed with the sustainable tourism tax in the Balearic Islands and belongs to the Annual Plan to Promote Sustainable Tourism for 2016, being one of the projects to improve the water cycle after the important drought that had suffered, especially Ibiza. This closes the interconnection ring of the desalination plants of Vila, Santa Eulària and Sant Antoni, which will be able to supply the whole island with drinking water.
- Capacity: 15,000 m3/day
- Population supplied: 100,000 inhabitants
- Location: Santa Eulalia del río, Ibiza, Balearic Islands, Spain
- Client: Balearic Water and Environmental Quality Agency