Aquamundam project will promote water systems’ diagnosis in four castellano-leoneses municipalities

The Duero Hydrographic Confederation and CARTIF will promote the study of the water services of Astorga, Flores de Ávila, Íscar and Toro in the Aquamundam project, financed by the INTERREG V-A Spain-Portugal program

The methodology designed in the project for the diagnosis of the water cycle of small and medium municipalities will be applied to a total of 12 municipalities of the POCTEP area

The diagnosis evaluates among other aspects: the operation and quality of the service, the use of the infrastructures and its relation with the environment.

The Aquamundam project will start, in the coming months, the of supply and sanitation systems diagnosis, in the municipalities of Astorga, Flores de Ávila, Íscar and Toro. These analyses will allow to understand the state of the current infrastructures and the service they provide, which will be the starting point for the elaboration of proposals for improvement in all of them.

The methodology – defined by the six partners of the project – is composed of five thematic blocks:

  • Water resources – environment
  • Infrastructure
  • Operation
  • Quality of service
  • Economic and financial aspects

Thanks to the use of these diagnoses as an evaluation tool, possible points of improvement in the supply, sanitation and purification systems of these municipalities will be identified. At the same time, the design of this evaluation, based on a system of indicators, will facilitate the establishment of priorities and the monitoring of the time evolution of all aspects studied.

Diagnostic tool for small and medium municipalities

The municipalities that will benefit from the analysis and proposals for improvement in their water services have more than 25,000 inhabitants from the provinces of León, Valladolid, Zamora and León.

Among the municipalities in which these diagnostic tasks will be carried out, there are areas with different size and typology, ranging from a larger population, such as Astorga – with more than 10,000 inhabitants, to other less populated, such as Flores de Ávila, which barely exceeds 300 in population.

More sustainable water management

The construction of the diagnostics and improvement plans in these four municipalities of Castilla y León (out of a total of 12 in the scope of the Aquamundam project) will build a better knowledge of its infrastructures and services, while promoting the adoption of measures that boost their improvement in terms of sustainability and efficiency.