Equivalent Population

Water quality and disinfection for 18,475 inhabitants

Municipal public utilities for the household supply of drinking water, sewer system and wastewater treatment.

General Information

  • Customer: City Councils of Archena, Villanueva del Río Segura, Ojós, Ulea and Ricote. 
  • Location: Community of Murcia. Spain. 
  • Population supplied: 18,475 inhabitants.
  • Average volume distributed: 7,250 m3/day.


Services included:

  • Maintenance of Networks:
    • High (km).
    • Distribution (km): 103.
    • Drainage (km): 60. 
  • Meter readings (readings /year): 45,165. 
  • Search for leaks (km/year): 245. 
  • Water quality control (total analysis/year): 838 + Disinfection control. 
  • Emergency service. 
  • Hydraulic works. 
  • Control of waste.

Source of water:

District Association of Canales del Taibilla.


Waste Water Treatment Plant                                                                                                                  

Average flow (m3/day) 15,000
Equivalent population (kg BOD5/day) 73,258
Pre-treatment Coarse solid tank/screening/removal of sand/sand classification/removal of grease/influent flow measurement
Primary treatment Physical-chemical
Secondary treatment Biological treatment of active sludge, prolonged aeration/input of O2/ sludge recirculation/ clarification
Sludge treatment Thickener /dehydration
Others Disinfection / deodorization

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