Water from the treatment plants, once treated, can become a new water resource for many uses that are not as demanding as drinking water. If you are interested we can supply non-potable water for your gardens, parks, street cleaning, toilets...
Here you can view the current network of non-potable water (in blue) along with its growth prediction for the next years (red, orange and yellow).
If you live near the current and planned network and you are interested in using this type of water, let us know. If you are far from the current and planned network but you are also interested in using this water, it will also be useful if you to tell us. You can leave your comment at the bottom of this page.
We want to design the best network for everyone. Your participation will help us to do it!
To solve the current challenges in water management, such as scarce resources, climate change and the need to preserve ecosystems, it is necessary to implement new solutions that have a global vision of the integral water cycle. In this context, water reuse is one of the key components in achieving new, more efficient, reliable and sustainable water resources.
USES OF NON-POTABLE WATER
Water from the sewage plants, once treated, can become a new water resource for those uses that are not so demanding as those of drinking water, such as street cleaning, irrigation, industrial uses or parks and gardens.
Aigues Sabadell also uses efficiently groundwater resources. The integrated use of both waters, known as non-potable water, preserves drinking water reserves and also is an independent resource from conventional.
NON-POTABLE WATER INFRASTRUCTURE
NON-POTABLE WATER FUTURE
Continue developing the non-potable water network in order to replace drinking water in all the suitable and allowed points (Royal Decree 1620/2007 & municipal regulations) such as garden and parks irrigation, street cleaning, discharge of toilets or industry
The Master Plan (2014-2024) has been designed and agreed with the services of Sustainability and Ecosystem Management, Public Works, Parks and Gardens and equipment of the City of Sabadell and Aigues de Sabadell. The map shows the current non-potable water network (lilac) and the actions taken into acount in the Master Plan.
Sabadell Water Company can provide non-potable water to any destination, not only in the city of Sabadell.
Golf courts, Public Parks, Street Cleaning machinery, Industries, or any other type of use can be analized and supplyed with non-potable water!
OPTION 1: TANK TRUCK
Supply of non potable water by filling tank trucks with the dispenser installed in the industrial area of St. Pau de Riusec.
Companies or private citizens can use this system, they just need to register as a costumer and obtain the magnetic key and access code. During the booking, clients are informed of the allowed uses and the precautions to be taken.
Once registered the user just pays the amount of water consumed, there is not any service fee. The payment is done once per month
Being a self-charging point means it is available 24 hours, 365 days a year.
The flow of the dispenser is high, so the filling process is very fast, just a few minutes
There are currently any limitations on the amount of water anybody can buy.
THIS SUPPLY POINT WILL NOT BE SUBJECT TO RESTRICTIONS IN CASE OF DROUGHT
1.1- QUALITY: the quality of reclaimed water in the dispenser is classified as 1,1, this is the maximum quality specified in the RD 1620/2007 for urban uses This makes it suitable for irrigation of gardens, discharge of sanitary an many other uses less demanding such as street cleaning, agricultural, irrigation, industry,...
Do you want non-potable water for any use related to irrigation, street cleaning, watering gardens, constuction?
93 748 64 14 - firstname.lastname@example.org - @AiguesSabadell
OPTION 2: NON POTABLE WATER PIPELINE
Supply through the non-potable water network to the supply point
Please contact the Customer Service and specify the use to which you want to allocate water and the annual volume required.
If the supply point is close to the distribution non-potable water network is processed in accordance with the conditions and rules of the water supply in Sabadell.
If the supply point not located near the existing non-potable water distribution network, there will be a personalized study to determine whether it is possible to carry out the supply and under what conditions. Otherwise, we will assess their inclusion in future development plans.
For points located outside the municipality of Sabadell a feasibility study will be done based on forecasts of consumption and quality required.
We encourage you to ask for information about non-potable water network and to participate by telling us if there are more interesting areas, business, garden, etc to water near you.
It may be possible to arrive to this areas with the non-potable water network and help to reduce the potable water consumptions of Sabadell although there are some limits to arrive everywhere depending on the distance, pipelines or expected consumption.
Do you want non-potable water for any use related to irrigation, street cleaning, watering gardens, constuction, industry?
93 748 64 14 - email@example.com - @AiguesSabadell
Sant Pau de Riusec
One of the most important comercial and industrial zones of Sabadell is Sant Pau de Riusec. This area is supplied by two water networks: Potable Water and Non-Potable Water
Huge amounts of potable water is saved daily in this area because non-potable water is used to water green areas, flushing toilets, street cleaning and a non-potable water dispenser for filling trucks
We also encourage you to answer our survey!
If you are interested in non-potable water, you need information or you want to tell us something related to it we welcome your comments!
In Sabadell we want to design the best network for everyone.
If you live near the current or future network planned and you are interested in using this type of water, let us know. If you are located far from the current and planned network but you are also interested in using this water, it will also be useful if you tell us.
Leave a comment below so we can plan a non-potable water network with your opinion.
- Pla Director [PDF | 2,14Mb]
- Preventive measures for the use Non-Potable Water [PDF | 45,59Kb]
- Regulation of Sabadell Water Supply [PDF | 1,33Mb]
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No coneixia la proposta d'aigua regenerada i, a arrel de llegir l'article d'aquesta pàgina, seria molt interessant poder tenir accés a una connexió a aquesta nova xarxa. Podriem utilitzar aquesta aigu...
Reading your very interesting article, I was wondering if you encountered in Sabadell any problem of social acceptance about using treated waste water. I'm working in several projects for which we f...
Such an interesting initiative ! It is really important to encourage wastewater reuse to face water scarcity and climate change. This project could encourage other cities to do the same and implement ...
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Toni11 January 2019 - 11:31 AM No coneixia la proposta d'aigua regenerada i, a arrel de llegir l'article d'aquesta pàgina, seria molt interessant poder tenir accés a una connexió a aquesta nova xarxa. Podriem utilitzar aquesta aigua per regar les zones verdes de la nostra comunitat.
Social acceptance barrier?
Siauve07 January 2019 - 1:33 PM Reading your very interesting article, I was wondering if you encountered in Sabadell any problem of social acceptance about using treated waste water. I'm working in several projects for which we face political barriers concerning the standardisation of this new type of resource.
Jordi Vinyoles06 February 2019 - 5:16 PM The experience in Sabadell about the use of reclaimed water and non-potable water is very positive. The only negative commentary of some users of reclaimed water in toilettes was about the eventually pallid yellow colour of the water. This inconvenience was solved with the addition of blue alimentary colorant, which works also as a system to differentiate reclaimed water from drinking water to prevent mistakes in the distribution net. The social perception detected in the different workshops about the use of reclaimed water in which CASSA Group has been involved, it has been totally positive. Also, the results of a survey which CASSA Group has conducted with his costumers during 2018, shows that the 76% of people is disposed to use reclaimed water at home if it could be possible, and only the 24% is against it.
Encourage water reuse
INCOVER18 December 2018 - 2:37 PM Such an interesting initiative ! It is really important to encourage wastewater reuse to face water scarcity and climate change. This project could encourage other cities to do the same and implement a network of non-potable water. It would be interesting to have an idea of the investment costs of this network. Is the price for non-potable water the same than for potable water ? Did you do a perception study among the citizens to understand how they see and perceive the use of non-potable water ?
Costs of reclaimed water
Jordi Vinyoles06 February 2019 - 5:14 PM In a preliminary study made in 2003, the investment costs of the network were estimated around 3,5 M € to distribute about 750.000 m3/year. In fact, costs are variable depending of the area of distribution, the number of customers, etc. Nevertheless, they are in the same range of investment than the regional infrastructures of catchment and distribution of drinking water. The price of water in Sabadell is set by municipal tariffs, and it is a bit cheaper than drinking water with the finality of promoting the utilisation. The real exploitation costs per cubic meter are higher than the drinking water costs, because the distributed volume is yet very small and the fixed costs must be distributed in less volume. A survey of 2018 made by CASSA Group to the Sabadell customers, reveals that 76% of people are disposed to use reclaimed water, and only 24% are against this option.
PSG07 January 2019 - 4:25 PM Really good for the future. I would have liked to read about the precautions regarding use of the non potable water in English.
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Greywater recycling system
Abdulla30 November 2018 - 9:25 PM Greywater recycling system will reduce the consumption of drinking water, by recycling greywater in houses by using water that has been used in hand basin, bathtubs and shower only, because they have low total suspended solids in comparison with a kitchen sink. As usual the typical applications for greywater (recycled or re-use) are toilet flushing and irrigation, but it cannot be used to irrigate vegetables, fruit, herbs or anything plan to eat. However, this project is looking to design a recycling system that satisfies the required purification level to use the recycled water for food plants irrigation and laundry or shower on the household level. How it works: The greywater will be collected from the chosen hand basins, bathtubs and showers in the house by new pipeline extended to the system. There will be pre-filtration to settles heavy suspended material such as human hair, coal and dust. Then it will enter to hollow fiber membrane compartment and the air will be compressed by using pneumatic cylinder supplied by an air compressor. After finish, the hollow fiber compartment stages the water will go to a tank. 20181130_211327.jpg - [2,16Mb]