Save water supplies for human consumption: support of the Barcelona Provincial Council to local authorities
Document typeConference lecture
PublisherUPC. Departament d'Enginyeria de Projectes i de la Construcció
Rights accessOpen Access
Local authorities are responsible for ensuring that water supplied through any distribution network, or mobile water tank in their township is suitable for consumption at the point of delivery to the consumer. Since 1997, the Public Health Service of the Barcelona Provincial Council offers support to all municipalities under 1,001 inhabitants and municipalities between 1001 and 5000 people with direct management of their water supply service to develop these responsibilities. This support includes: - Self-analytical controls, according to current regulations - Advice on the results of self-analytical controls - Elaboration and updating of protocols for control and management of the water supply - Financial aid to improve infrastructures from water supply network - Data management for municipal delegation to Sistema de Information Nacional de Agua de Consumo (SINAC) - Training of municipal technical staff Currently, 110 municipalities (72,601 inhabitants) receive some support. The protocol for control and management of the water supply has been developed in 66 municipalities. Over 1546 water samples were analysed in 2016. In 47 municipalities there is analytical monitoring of parameters that at any time have exceeded the values specified in the regulations. In 2016, 648676 € were invested for infrastructure improvements related to the sanitary quality of drinking water in 17 municipalities. 41 municipalities have authorized the Barcelona Provincial Council to manage the data communication to SINAC.
CitationColom Solé, M.; Esponera Martín, L.; Bertran Ribera, M. Save water supplies for human consumption: support of the Barcelona Provincial Council to local authorities. A: "I International Congress on Water and Sustainability". UPC. Departament d'Enginyeria de Projectes i de la Construcció, 2017.