Keyhole surgery for water pipes!

New technology will cut repair time and reduce water cuts

This morning the Adeje councillor for works and services, Carmen Rosa González Cabrera, the director of Aqualia Canarias Emilio Fernández and the head of services for Entemanser Adeje, Francisco Caballo presented a new repair vehicle equipped with the latest technology to detect water leaks via a robot, camera and a linked information system. The new machine, costing €100,000, will service the five boroughs where Entemanser operates and it is calculated it will reduce repair times to a maximum of three hours.

Carmen Rosa González Cabrera remarked, “In a borough of this size it is really important to have a vehicle of this type to work on detecting underground water leaks in the sanitation networks, which in Adeje is up to 153 kilometres of tubing. Thanks to the incorporation of the latest technology the speed with which we can detect leaks is radically improved and we can solve the problems in a much shorter time without causing huge problems for the public with fewer and shorter cuts in supply and service. I would like to extend my congratulations to the company for the investment made in this latest technology for the benefit of all”.

Emilio Fernandez explained to the press, who were invited for a short demonstration, that “this was a stake for Entemanser to access the best and latest in technology for the benefit of the public, improving management of the service, and bettering the time needed to detect and repair a fault in the network. With this kind of technology, when we do detect a leak or any kind of issue in the network we can now fix it without having to dig up the road, thus avoiding more problems for residents. This also means less rubble and a huge reduction in the time taken to resolve the problem. We are also, at the same time, improving the quality of the work of our personnel and their working day as they don’t have to get down into the water network to make repairs, so reducing the risk of any work-place accidents”.

The vehicle is equipped with a television camera designed for underwater work, so that repairs to underground pipes can be carried out without the need for trenches. The design allows the work to be completed within a three hour time frame with little or no damage to the surrounding area nor acoustic contamination. It also means no traffic blocks and in general there will be no water cuts to the general supply either. The vehicle can be parked beside the nearest manhole cover and the work carried out from there. Two operators will work machinery, find the leak, fix it and once complete the vehicle is ready to move to where it is next needed.

Entemanser was founded in 1987 and taken over by Aqualia in 2005. It is the concessionary charged with managing the water supply provision in Santiago del Teide, Guía de Isora, Adeje, San Miguel de Abona and Granadilla. It also operates the desalination plant in La Caleta and manages the water service supply for the private urbanisation in Gold del Sur.

 

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Water cuts: Playa Paraíso

 

Due to works to improve the drinking water network in the Playa Paraíso zone, there will be a temporary cut in the tap water supply on Tuesday, February 6th, from 8.30am until 3pm.

The affected zones:

PLAYA PARAISO:

  • C/ LA ERA
  • AVDA. ADEJE 300
  • C/ EL ALJIBE
  • AVDA. LAS GALGAS
  • C/ EL HORNO

Water company Entemanser say they will work to reconnect the supply as quickly as possible and also have a client information phone number 902 23 60 23

 

URGENT: WATER CUTS

To improve the water supply in Miraverde there will be temporary cuts in water supply in the followoing zones on Thurday, January 11th, 2018 from 8.30am – 6pm.

Affected zones:

  • MIRAVERDE:
  • C/ EL DRAGO
  • C/ EL CEDRO
  • C/ EL PINO
  • C/ EL LAUREL
  • C/ EUCALIPTO
  • C/ EDMUNDO ESPLUGAS
  • OASIS DE FAÑABE:
  • C/ EL PERALILLO
  • C/ EL BREZO
  • C/ BEIRUT
  • EL BERIL
  • C/ LA ENRAMADA
  • C/ VIRGEN DE GUADALUOE
  • C/ EL BERIL
  • BAHIA DEL DUQUE:
  • C/ AGANDO
  • C/ ROQUE NUBLO
  • C/ ROQUE DE LOS MUCHACHOS
  • C/ ROQUE DEL SALMOR
  • C/ ALCALDE WALTER PAETZMAN
  • C/ UNTERHACHING
  • C/ LONDRES
  • C/ REYKIJAVIK
  • C/ BISCHOFSHOFEN
  • C/ HELSINKI
  • AVDA. MOSCU
  • AVDA. JARDINES DEL DUQUE
  • AVDA. BRUSELAS
  • LA CALETA:
  • C/ LAS ARTES
  • C/ EL VARADERO
  • C/ LAS TERRAZAS
  • C/ EL MUELLE
  • C/ EL CABEZO
  • C/ LAS GAVIOTAS
  • C/ LAS CAÑAS
  • C/ SAN MIGUEL
  • AVDA. LOS ACANTILADOS
  • PASEO LA LAJITA
  • PASEO EL MEDREGAL
  • PASEO MARITIMO
  • PASEO CALLEJA
  • PASEO LOS PESCADORES
  • PASEO LOS ABADES

Water company Entemanser say they will re-establish the supply in as short a time as possible when work is complete.  For further information their client attention number is  902 23 60 23.