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Remotely read meter pilot project by Sacyr Agua in Sotogrande, Spain will improve water efficiency

  • Remotely read meter pilot project by Sacyr Agua in Sotogrande, Spain will improve water efficiency
  • New sectorizing and network monitoring systems will allow reducing pumped water volume by 8%.

About the entity

Sacyr Agua
Sacyr Agua, a subsidiary of Sacyr manages the integral water cycle. With more than 100 treatment, purification and/or desalination plants built and designed, it is one of the leading companies in the water technology sector.
Schneider Electric
Idrica

Sacyr Agua and its subsidiary Aguas del Valle del Guadiaro (AVG) are implementing several initiatives for more efficient and sustainable management of the full water cycle in the Sotogrande residential area (San Roque, Cádiz).

Among the initiatives set in motion, one highlight is the pilot project consisting of implementing remotely read meters connected to the communications network.

This remotely reading system will offer relevant information such as the consumption register among the selected sectors, real-time event alarms (abnormal consumption rates or changes in flow directions, among others), and detecting issues, such as leaks and breaches.

Thanks to this system, Sacyr Agua will have the necessary information to bill and manage the service more efficiently and give the users access to their consumption levels, managing their alarms and notifications through the Virtual Office in a simple and agile way.

Service improvements

Furthermore, Sacyr Agua has incorporated new supply network sectorizing and monitoring systems that will improve Aguas del Valle del Guadiaro's network performance and reduce the volume of pumped water by 8%.

Sacyr Agua is also making new investments to reduce energy consumption. Some highlights among them are the addition of variable-frequency drives and loop control systems in the different pumping stations.

Digital transformation

These initiatives are part of Sacyr’s digital transformation and the group’s sustainability strategy, which has among its goals to lead transformative solutions for society, and that improve people’s lives in a sustainable way, in alignment with the United Nations’s (UN) 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

Aguas del Valle de Guadiaro

Aguas del Valle del Guadiaro (100% Sacyr Agua subsidiary since 2018) manages the P3 project drinking water, saneamiento, purification of wastewater in the Centro de Interés turístico de Sotogrande (San Roque - Cádiz).

It provides service to close to 5,000 clients or more than 25,000 inhabitants in the summer season and supplies close to 5.3 million m3 of water per year.