253 million m³ of water supplied to the network
The water supplied to the network in 2017 amounted to over 253 million m³ (46.5% Emilia Romagna, 50.2% Liguria and 3.3% Piedmont).
The percentage of network leaks stands at 27.6% compared to the national average of 40.66%, and is down if compared to 29.4% of 2016.
The water is constantly checked to guarantee its quality and public health. In 2017, over 738,000 quality parameters were analysed by the Group’s laboratories.
Water network control, extension and maintenance interventions are also constant.
Urban wastewater from public sewers is treated at 1,171 treatment plants of various types and capacities in order to return “clean” water back into nature.
Significant environmental benefits have been produced by the 62 public water dispensers that the Group has distributed throughout the local area. In 2017, over 31,500,000 litres of water (natural, chilled and sparkling) were taken for free, with a considerable reduction in plastic packaging (over 21 million 1.5-litre plastic bottles avoided) and a saving of 1,930 tonnes of CO2 and 1,400 TOE.
Water network leaks in 2017