Wastewater treatment

TREATMENT

Treatment as a source of resources

Paradigm shift
in wastewater treatment
 

Wastewater treatment is based on eliminating all residues that have accumulated in wastewater, returning it to the environment in optimum conditions, to protect aquatic ecosystems, avoid risks to public health, and obtain water that is suitable for reuse.

Recent years have seen the adoption of the concept of self-sufficient or even net-producing wastewater treatment plants, in terms of both energy and resources, thus ensuring resources for future generations and protection of the environment.

Key figures for all WWTPs managed by Aguas de Murcia

Water treated 45.085.504 m3/year
Solar energy 566.729 kW/year
Energy cogeneration 5.741.250 kW/year
Agricultural sludge 16.364.316 Kg MF/year
Sludge composting 12.212.460 Kg MF/year
Biogas production 2.506.286 Nm3/year

Murcia has 16 wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs), fitted with advanced treatment systems.

  • Murcia-Este WWTP

    • Design flow rate: 100,000 m3/day
    • Sludge production: 5.587,3 t dry matter/year
    • Where treated water goes: Back to the River Segura to help its regeneration and conservation
    • Where dewatered sludge goes: Direct use in agriculture and compost production
    • Biogas production: All heat requirements for the process and 48% of the WWTP electricity requirements are met.
  • La Murta WWTP

    • Design flow rate: 135 m3/day
    • Sludge production: 1,1 t dry matter/year
    • Where treated water goes: Regeneration of waterways
    • Where dewatered sludge goes: Agriculture
  • Baños y Mendigo WWTP

    • Design flow rate: 475 m3/day
    • Sludge production: 3,3 t dry matter/year
    • Where treated water goes: Agricultural irrigation
    • Where dewatered sludge goes: Agriculture
  • Cabezo de la Plata WWTP

    • Design flow rate: 121 m3/day
    • Sludge production: 2,5 t dry matter/year
    • Where treated water goes: Regeneration of waterways
    • Where dewatered sludge goes: Agriculture
  • Mosa Trajectum WWTP

    • Design flow rate: 290 m3/day
    • Sludge production: 5,9 t dry matter/year
    • Where treated water goes: Recreational irrigation
    • Where dewatered sludge goes: Agriculture
  • El Escobar WWTP

    • Caudal de diseño: 3.000 m3/day
    • Where treated water goes: Recreational irrigation
  • Los Cañares WWTP

    • Design flow rate: 135 m3/day
    • Sludge production: 13,9 t dry matter/year
    • Where treated water goes: Recreational irrigation
    • Where dewatered sludge goes: Agriculture
  • Hacienda Riquelme WWTP

    • Design flow rate: 1.575 m3/day
    • Sludge production: 0,1 t dry matter/year
    • Where treated water goes: Recreational irrigation
    • Where dewatered sludge goes: Agriculture
  • El Valle WWTP

    • Design flow rate: 1,400 m3/day
    • Sludge production: 7,8 t dry matter/year
    • Where treated water goes: Recreational irrigation
    • Where dewatered sludge goes: Agriculture
  • Barqueros WWTP

    • Design flow rate: 249 m3/day
    • Sludge production: 11,8 t dry matter/year
    • Where treated water goes: Agricultural irrigation
    • Where dewatered sludge goes: Agriculture
  • Nueva Corvera WWTP

    • Design flow rate: 4.800 m3/day
    • Sludge production: 53,8 t dry matter/year
    • Where treated water goes: Agricultural irrigation
    • Where dewatered sludge goes: Agriculture
  • El Raal WWTP

    • Design flow rate: 7.500 m3/day
    • Sludge production: 585,3 t dry matter/year
    • Where treated water goes: Regeneration of waterways
    • Where dewatered sludge goes: Agriculture
  • Martínez del Puerto WWTP

    • Design flow rate: 151 m3/day
    • Sludge production: 9,4 t dry matter/year
    • Where treated water goes: Agricultural irrigation
    • Where dewatered sludge goes: Agriculture
  • Nueva Sucina WWTP

    • Design flow rate: 151 m3/day
    • Sludge production: 57,3 t dry matter/year
    • Where treated water goes: Agricultural irrigation
    • Where dewatered sludge goes: Agriculture
  • Casas Blancas WWTP

    • Design flow rate: 121 m3/day
    • Sludge production: 1,7 t dry matter/year
    • Where treated water goes: Agricultural irrigation
    • Where dewatered sludge goes: Agriculture
  • Trampolin WWTP

    • Design flow rate: 200 m3/day
    • Sludge production: 7,5 t dry matter/year
    • Where treated water goes: Agricultural irrigation
    • Where dewatered sludge goes: Agriculture