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07.08.2010

Extremadura regional government awards Befesa the La Codosera treatment plant contract in Badajoz (Spain)

The Regional Ministry of Development of the Junta de Extremadura (regional government), which is responsible for water and transport infrastructures in this region, has awarded Befesa, in a joint venture with Padilla y Zazo, the contract to construct the waste water treatment plant and the main sewers in La Codosera, Badajoz (Spain), worth around €3.0 million.

The objective of the awarded works is to treat waste water generated by the village of La Codosera, so that the quality of the effluent that enters the receptor channel meets all the requirements established under current legislation. The villages of La Codosera, El Marco and La Rabaza currently only have sewage pipes that, in the case of La Codosera, run into the River Gévora, while El Marco and La Rabaza drain into septic tanks.

The new works to be carried out consist of constructing a waste water treatment plant based on active sludge technology with nitrogen removal in the village of La Codosera, while the villages of El Marco and La Rabaza will both have compact plants that use “oxidation via aeration using aerators”. The plant will have a treatment capacity of 800 cubic metres of water per day and the works will benefit more than 4,000 people.

Befesa is currently carrying out another water treatment project in this region, in Santa Amalia (Badajoz), as well as improvements to the water supply to the city of Cáceres and its surrounding areas, from the Portaje reservoir, which will supply 150,000 inhabitants.