Installation of Pipeline Initiated to Improve Water Supply in Vitoria
The Basque Water Agency has started to install a pipeline that will cross the Subfluvial Zadorra river —a work that is part of a project to improve water supply in Vitoria. The budget of the work amounts to 2.1 million euros.
The works agreed with the city of Vitoria and AMVISA are being carried out in the neighborhood of the capital of Alava Abetxuko, as reported Monday in a statement.
Currently, Vitoria is supplied from the tanks of the treatment plant through two pipes that share a path that is roughly parallel. These two lines, on arrival in the neighborhood of Abetxuko, cross the river Zadorra arranged in a pedestrian walkway. The structure is formed by the pipes themselves.
Once across the river, the pipeline continues its path to connect to the driving ring that encircles Vitoria for the distribution of drinking water. The construction of this third line offers an alternative to water supply lines that supply currently to the city.
This reduces the vulnerability of the Vitoria supply system, especially in flood events that may affect driving current. In addition, it enables new and necessary action on the Zadorra Abetxuko to improve flood risk management in the area.
In fact, once the new pipeline installation and parallel water supply has been finished, it may undertake in the near future, the extension of the Abetxuko footbridge that increases the hydraulic section and increase the drainage capacity of the river at that point.
This project is part of the agreement signed by the Basque Water Agency under the Department of Environment of the Basque Government, Vitoria and Vitoria Municipal Water for the development of conditioning the work in Zadorra river to prevent risk of flooding , as well as strengthening the water supply of the city.