Amjasa figures August 2011

The peak water consumption was seen during the week of 8th -14th August 2011

34,339 cubic metres of water released into the network per day (highest figures for the year)
Of this 19,604 cubic metres from Ocaive wells in Pedreguer
14,735 m3 from the desalination plant.

Sold to other municipalities:
Teulada / Benitatxell consortium: 1830 m3
Gata de Gorgos: 1030m3

Despite high water consumption they used only two of the four desalinisation batteries. The maximum possible production would be 26,000 m3 per day.

The Jávea plant is the first in the world to dilute the saline water it produces, which minimises its environmental impact.
The Management company is Acciona and the envirnmental impact is monitored by the University of Alicante.

From Press Release Sept 2nd 2011.

Full text of Press Release:


Amjasa Reports Peak Water Consumption between 8 and 14 August

Javea. Friday, September 2, 2011. In August the municipal water company AMJASA recorded the highest consumption since the beginning of 2011. Specifically, in the week of 8 to 14 August, 34,339 m3 of water were pumped into the network daily.  Of these, 19,604 m3 were extracted from wells that the municipality owns in the area of Ocaive (Pedreguer). The desalinisation plant that the Council built a decade ago produced another 14,735 m3.

As for the sale of water to neighbouring municipalities, Amjasa has supplied 1,830 m3 daily to homes in the Teulada-Benitachell consortium and 1,030 to those in Gata de Gorgos.

Despite being a particularly dry summer, with the occupation of holiday homes resulting in the peak water consumption of the year, they have not needed to use more than two of the four desalinisation batteries. With the four batteries the maximum possible production would be 26,000 m3 per day.

This seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) desalinisation plant is the first in the world to dilute the brine water outfall, minimizing the environmental impact and avoiding any damage to the Posidonia Oceanica. In fact, according to reports from the University of Alicante, in possession of Acciona, the company that manages the plant operation, since it has started operating, much of the marine wildlife has been recovered. In addition, the overall quality of life has improved in the municipality, which had previously suffered severe water shortages, and even had to resort to the use of salt water.

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