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The Aragonese Water Institute awards Tedagua the concession of a new series of treatment units in the Pyrenees

The Aragonese Water Institute awards Tedagua the concession of a new series of treatment units in the Pyrenees

Through its Environment Department, the Regional Government of Aragón is undertaking an ambitious water treatment project via a Special Water Treatment and Drainage Plan, which entails an investment of 1,062 million euro. Thanks to this plan, it has been possible to treat more than 80% of wastewater.

Now the Environment Department is tackling the integral treatment of towns in the Aragonese part of the Pyrenees, through the Integral Water Treatment Plan for the Aragonese Pyrenees, known as the "Pyrenees Plan". These works, declared as works of interest to the State, are awarded through a public-private finance model by the Aragón Water Institute (IAA), and commissioned by virtue of an agreement signed with the Ministry of the Environment and Rural and Marine Affairs. This Pyrenees Plan will contribute to allowing the northern part of Aragón to be the first mountainous area in Europe to treat 100% of its water.

Recently, the IAA awarded three of the four zones into which the Pyrenees Plan has been divided. In particular, zone P2, that of the Gállego Basin, was awarded to the Joint Venture formed by Tedagua - Elecnor (each of which holds 50%) for 98.2 million euro, based on a royalty of 1.3406 euro per cubic metre of treated water. This activity will allow the northern part of Aragón to be the first mountainous area in Europe to treat 100% of its water.

58 towns will benefit from this activity, with a total population of 4,651 inhabitants. These towns are Abena, Acumuer, Allué, Ara, Arguisal, Aso de Sobremonte, Aurín, Barbenuta, Bernués, Betés de Sobremonte, Biescas, Gavín, Binué, Borrés, Botaya, Cartirana, El Pueyo de Jaca, Escarrilla, Panticosa, Escuer, Espierre, Espuéndolas, Fanlillo, Gracionépel, Hoz de Jaca, Isún de Basa, Jarlata, Javierre del Obispo, Lárrede, Larrés, Martillué, Navasa, Navasilla, Oliván, Orante, Orós alto, Orós bajo, Orús, Osán, Pardinilla, Piedrafita, Puente de Sabiñánigo, Sabiñánigo Alto, Formigal, Sallent de Gállego, San Julián de Basa, San Román de Basa, Sardas, Sasal, Satué, Senegüé, Sobás, Sorripas, Sandiniés, Tramacastilla de Tena, Yebra de Basa, Yésero and Yosa de Sobremonte.

The building of 56 water treatment plants is planned, with their respective pipelines, and a budget of 31.7 M€. They are small plants: 51 with a population of less than 400 equivalent inhabitants and only 5 with more than 1,000 inhabitants, making the total equivalent population 42,440 inhabitants. The treatment plants of Escarrilla - Panticosa and Biescas - Gavín will be the largest, with an average flow rate of 3,000 cubic meters per day for a population of 15,000 equivalent inhabitants each.

This makes a total of three concession contracts included in the Aragonese Drainage and Treatment Plan in which Tedagua is taking part, representing an investment of 278 million euro and activities in more than 80 towns. The other two are the 07A zone in Saragossa and the 09 zone in Teruel.

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