- It will undertake the maintenance and evaluation of the potable water and sewerage systems in the southern part of the city for around 16 million euros
ACCIONA Agua has been awarded a new contract for water management in Lima (Peru), for the preventive and predictive maintenance and evaluation of the potable water and sewerage systems in the southern part (Gerencia Sur) of the city, which covers eight districts in the Peruvian capital. The contract is for 60 million soles (around 16 million euros) and will provide jobs for more than 170 people to ensure the management and control of the potable water and sewerage system of the secondary networks of the area 24/7 for three years.
Among other tasks, almost 100 kilometers of water supply and sewerage piping will be installed or replaced, 47,000 domestic connections will be renewed and 100,000 points for collecting chlorine samples and checking pressure in the network will be installed. ACCIONA Agua will also carry out the cleaning and maintenance of piping and potable water tanks located in the eight districts covered by the contract.
This is the fourth contract ACCIONA Agua has signed with the Water Services Company (Sedapal) for the management of water in Lima. The company currently provides services to more than 7 million people in Lima, the sixth biggest city in Latin America, which has a total population of almost 10 million.
ACCIONA Agua also manages the corrective maintenance of the potable water and sewerage systems in the southern area of Lima for Sedapal, and undertakes the commercial management of water in the northern and central zones.
ACCIONA Agua in Peru
As well as these contracts, ACCIONA Agua has other major projects in the country as part of its ongoing commitment to the sustainable management of the water cycle in order to guarantee access to quality water supplies. Also in Lima is the ‘La Chira’ Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP), built and operated since last June by a joint venture headed by ACCIONA Agua to help solve the sanitation and environmental problems of the city, providing a service to 18 districts in the city. It was opened last May by the President of the Republic of Peru, Ollanta Humala.
To improve maintenance management in the city’s water supply system, ACCIONA Agua has applied the GOTA Project, a telecommunications system that uses state-of-the-art technology to connect all the entities/persons involved in dealing with faults and the maintenance of the installations in real time. This improves coordination and shortens repair times.
In another development, construction work on the Escalerilla WWTP was completed last year. The plant is now fully operational and will help solve the sanitation and environmental problems of the northern part of the metropolitan area of Arequipa, Peru’s second city and the main one in the south of the country, together with the decontamination of the River Chili. The pollutant load of the river will be reduced by up to 90% through biological treatment of the wastewater, allowing the water to be re-used for agricultural purposes.