AMJASA invests 2.1 million euros in infrastructure improvement works

The water company has updated 15.4 kilometres of pipework this year.

Thursday 3rd March 2022 – Mike Smith
Translated from a press release from Ajuntament de Xàbia

The municipal water company AMJASA carried out a total of 58 infrastructure improvement projects during 2021, which translates into the replacement of some 15.4 kilometres of network pipework. The company has invested a total of 2,139,167 euros in these improvement works, improving some 2.65% of the total water distribution network.

An AMJASA representative explained that the usual standard for water providers is to renew 2% of the distribution network on an annual basis, so work carried out in Xàbia last year was above that recommendation and the industry average.

The figures for 2021 demonstrate the continued effort of AMJASA to replace the pipes to improve the water supply performance, a project that began in 2019. In the past three years, 5.1 million euros have been invested in 144 projects to replace some 44 kilometres of network.

And, in the last year, seven pumping stations have been redesigned and solar panels installed to produce photovoltaic energy and thus reduce electricity consumption. This path towards energy efficiency is already beginning to beat fruit, reducing the company’s electricity bill by almost a third in the last decade; in 2011, AMJASA was charged 900,000 euros for electricity – in 2020, the charge was 320,000 euros.