More than a drop in the ocean!


New technologies has allowed the council and Entemanser to install remote metres which will allow for improved management of supply and problem-solving


The Adeje council has published details of a new telematic meter reading system which will allow for remote readings of individual water meters of clients of the local water service. Council representatives Carmen Rosa Gonzalez and Esther Rivero Vargas went to see the system in operation in the control centre of the town’s system management accompanied by Emilio Fernández from Aqualia, and Daniel Blanco and head of services for Entemanser for Adeje, Pedro Antonio Gómez.

There has been a pilot project phase in operation in El Puertito which has allowed the company help clients control consumption, improve the service, detect leaks, and save on energy costs. There is no additional cost to the client, 50 of whom are already seeing the benefits.

The next phase will probably see the new meters installed in El Galeón or Armeñime later on this year. Major consumers such as hotels and complexes will also see the new system installed over time, with advanced options and maximum precision. The new service will mean, said Pedro Antonio Gómez, “that we can meet the needs of consumers 365 days a year”. They hope to be using the new system to control 55% of water usage.

The objective is also to gather more information from and about water users, which will in turn assist in improving the service, without having to go to each meter, “eliminating potential human error as well”, commented Daniel Blanco. The new technology installed will allow clients see their hourly water consumption levels, receive alerts if there are leaks, or if someone if illegally trying to access their water network. Via the Aqualia Contact they will be able to receive a daily usage update.


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From the sea to the sink! Adeje’s desalination plants

Adeje council and Entemanser teach students about the importance of water in the Canaries

After a talk in the classroom the students visited the desalination plant in La Caleta
Tuesday 18 December 2018

The Adeje councillor for Works and Services, Carmen Rosa González Cabrera, and the councillor for municipal services, Esther Rivero Vargas, along with the director of Aqualia Canarias, Emilio Fernández and Pedro Gómez de Ayala from Entemanser took part in a workshop yesterday with 47 children from 6th class in Tijoco Bajo primary school. The visit was part of a project to learn about the hugely important cyclical role water plays in our lives and how it is treated by the participating water companies here.

This project began last week with a talk in the classroom given by Entemanser and Aqualia representative, Pedro Gómez. The talk was in two blocks, preservation and information about the culture of water in the Canarias, and the integrated cycle of water supply in urban areas. The children, having absorbed the theory, were given practical demonstrations on Monday. Ernesto Iglesias, an Adeje engineer, and the head of water desalination for Aqualia, Francisco Urquijo, explained the detailed process of desalination in the borough and how the installation works. The visit was done with small groups to allow these future ‘guardians of Adeje’s water supply’ better understand the detailed workings of the plant, and to ensure a safer visit for all the children.

The participants were given information tools to help them better understand the need for responsible use of water and respect for the sources, both in terms of consumption and the return of water to the environment for its future purification.

Carmen Rosa González Cabrera commented, “these social-educative initiatives by Entemanser are very important to ensure that our students are aware of the need for proper water treatment, from its extraction from the sea to its arrival into our sinks from the tap at home These young people will carry that message to their families, insisting on the need for responsible use of water.

“Together with Entemanser, we in the council have invested in the construction and working of this desalination plant which processes over 10 million litres of water a day”

Entemanser was founded in 1987 and acquired by Aqualia in 2005, and is the company charged with the management of water supply in a number of boroughs in Tenerife.


Adeje’s water gets top marks



According to the latest report from the Municipal Laboratory, the unit that is charged with collecting and sending regular data to the national body in charge of drinking water, “in 2015 there was a 100% positive result on all tap water samples tested in the Adeje area “ adding that the water is fit for human consumption. The laboratory is an arm of the Council’s health protection and quality of life department under councillor Amada Trujillo Bencomo.

The councillor explained that “improvements in the water supply coupled with investment in installations and infrastructure by the Council as well as insisting on the most rigorous testing controls carried out by the Aqualia-Entemanser company have all contributed to the positive evolution of the quality of drinking water in the borough.” The controls check water, colour, smell, taste, turbidity, conductivity, ph levels, ammonia, presence of bacteria, e coli, minerals, etc.

Adeje is one of the Canarian boroughs that carry out continuous controls of tap water. During 2105 there were almost 230 samples testing 44.75% samples from private homes and 55.2% from public buildings and within the commercial sector. The report also detailed the different public and privately managed water supply systems in the borough and changes introduced in recent years. Just over two thirds of the population of Adeje receive their water supply from a combination of water supplied from natural water galleries, reservoirs, and desalination plants and the other third from galleries and reservoirs only.

The councillor also stated, “The quality control of tap water for consumers is a priority for Adeje Council, meeting, as they do, all the norms and conditions and directives laid down at regional and national level to guarantee that water supplied to the consumer is healthy and clean. The excellent results are the fruit on ongoing investment on the part of the Adeje council as well as the company charged with supply both in existing installations and new ones such as the desalination plant in La Caleta”

This is the eighth report prepared by the Laboratory since its establishment in 2007 since which time the department has been granted a certificate guaranteeing supply conforms under ISO 9001:2008 norms. The Laboratory is regulated by rules laid down by the regional government’s department of health.
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