On 17 August 2016, Seville’s 100% publicly-owned water utility Empresa Metropolitana de Abastecimiento y Saneamiento de Aguas de Sevilla, S.A. (EMASESA) confirmed its summer construction schedule for projects totaling €22 million. These projects target several areas of central Seville that include sewage collection network build-out as well as supply network rehabilitation.
The investment total represents a major new phase of network improvement for EMASESA as part of its 2015-2019 capital improvement plan totaling €181 million. EMASESA’s five-year CAPEX plan includes an increased focus on urban resilience through flood management.
Increased network intelligence forms part of EMASESA’s ongoing upgrades. The utility is also stepping up its network monitoring and data analysis capabilities to reduce non-revenue water.
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- Seville resuscitates stalled investments with tight budget
- Flood management prioritized
- Increased network intelligence forms part of ongoing upgrades