To achieve this goal, we are leveraging our expertise in treated wastewater reuse, which we see as an essential lever for conserving precious natural water resources. Using our membrane filtration technologies, the Paphos plant now treats and purifies 19,500 m3 of water every day to top up the Ezousa river aquifer. This effectively reduces the pressure on domestic water supplies in Cyprus, where demand for water already outstrips supply, a situation further exacerbated by the annual influx of 4 million tourists.
Methanization for a more ecologically virtuous facility.
Our technology also allows us to be more ecologically virtuous in terms of decarbonizing our activities. The Paphos wastewater treatment plant also features the latest solutions for methanization, the biological process that converts the organic material in wastewater into biogas, which is then used to generate electricity.
This process currently supplies 20% of the plant’s demand for electricity, and is therefore helping to shrink its environmental footprint.