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1,323 wastewater treatment plants

The water supplied to the network in 2018 was almost 293 million m³ (39.3% Emilia Romagna, 52.3% Liguria 3% Piedmont, and 5.4% other provinces).
The percentage of network leaks stands at 34.8% compared to the national average of 40.7%.
The water is constantly checked to guarantee its quality and public health. In 2018, almost 792,000 quality parameters were analysed by the Group’s laboratories.
Water network control, extension and maintenance interventions are also constant.
In 2018, urban wastewater from public sewers increased by 22%, also due to the acquisition of the La Spezia treatment plants, and was treated via 1,323 treatment plants of various types and capacities in order to put “clean water” back into nature.
Significant environmental benefits have been produced by the 69 public water dispensers that the Group has distributed throughout the local area. In 2018, over 30,900,000 litres of water (natural, chilled and sparkling) were taken for free, with a considerable reduction in plastic packaging (approximately 20.6 million 1.5-litre plastic bottles avoided) and a saving of 1,880 tonnes of CO2, equivalent to around 1,400 TOE.

Pollutant reduction by geographic area (%)