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WATER RESOURCES

Desalination

According to the Hydrological Plan of the demarcation The contributions from the desalination considered for the 2015 scenario correspond to the volumes agreed by the users plus the desalination capacity assigned directly or indirectly to the MCT.

In this way, desalinated resources in the demarcation would reach 158 hm³ / year, of which 96 hm3 / year correspond to irrigation (82 hm³ / year corresponding to IDAMs for public promotion and 14 hm³ in IDAMs private promotion) and 62 hm³ / Year to urban, industrial and service use.

The following figure shows the existing desalination plants in the demarcation.

 


Map of desalination plants considered in the planning process of the Segura hydrographic demarcation

Source: Hydrological Plan of the Segura Demarcation 2015-2021

 

The Alicante I and II desalination plants are located in Vinalopó-Alacant but supply resources to the MCT. The Bajo Almanzora desalination plant, located in the Mediterranean Hydrographic District of Andalusia, supplies resources to territories located within the Segura river basin.


Desalination plant of Águilas

Source: Acuamed

 

The following table shows the desalinizers and / or desalination considered in the planning process of the Segura hydrographic demarcation and its expected production in each time horizon.

Desalinizadoras and / or desalobradoras considered in the process of planning of the hydrographic demarcation of the Segura and its expected production in each time horizon
  Horizon 2015Horizon 2021Horizon 2027
Desalination plantIrrigation (hm³)Urban, Industrial and services (hm³)Irrigation (hm³)Urban, Industrial and services (hm³)Irrigation (hm³)Urban, Industrial and services (hm³)
Alicante I   -58 urban municipalities MCT   -63 urban municipalities MCT   -79 urban municipalities MCT
Alicante II            
San Pedro del Pinatar I   -2 industrial not connected   -2 industrial not connected   -2 industrial not connected
San Pedro del Pinatar II   -2 golf   -2 golf   -2 golf
Valdelentisco 27   37   37  
Águilas ACUAMED 34   48   48  
Desaladora de Escombreras (CARM) 7   7   7  
Torrevieja 5   11   11  
El Mojón 2   2   2  
CR Virgen de los Milagros 10   10   10  
CR Marina de Cope 2   2   2  
CR Águilas 2   2   2  
Desaladora del Bajo Almanzora 7   7   7  
TOTAL96621266712683
  158 193 209

Source: Hydrological Plan of the Segura Demarcation 2015-2021