Friday, 7 March 2008

A quarter of water wasted in leaks

Despite suffering from the worst drought in decades and with water
resource management at the top of the government's to-do list, a
quarter of Catalonia's water is being lost on its journey from the
treatment plant to the tap.
A report from the Col·legi d'Enginyers de Camins, Canals i Ports,
based on statistics from the Agència Catalana de l'Aigua, claims that
the government calculation of a 17% loss of total water resources
through leaks to be an underestimate. What's more, the loss of 25
litres in every 100 stated in the study is well over the Spanish
average of 17.9%. (Full story in printed edition).