Municipality of Benidorm
The Head of Engineering of the municipality of Benidorm supervises the competence and responsibility of the supply and final distribution of water that has been delegated to the company Hidraqua. It is the institution that owns the wastewater treatment plant (WWTP of Benidorm), in Sierra Helada. The advanced tertiary treatment line is a key point for maintaining the agreements with the Irrigatiors Community of the Canal Bajo del Algar focusing on the exchange of potable water for regenerated water during drought situations.
Júcar Hydrographic Confederation
The Júcar Hydrographic Confederation is the public body that processes the water rights and hydraulic actions undertaken in the hydrographic basins of the Júcar district, including all the internal Valencian river basins discharging their waters into the Mediterranean Sea, between the mouths of the rivers Segura and Cenia. Its main function is the preparation of the hydrological management plan at basin level, as well as its follow-up and revision. It also regulates the management and control of uses and water concessions in the public hydraulic domain.
Marina Baja Water Consortium
The Marina Baja Water Consortium, created in 1977, is a public legal entity made up of 7 municipalities in the region, and has an associative and institutional nature. It is fully and legally independent from its members, namely: the Provincial Council of Alicante, the Júcar Hydrographic Confederation (a body attached to the General Directorate of Hydraulic Works of the Ministry of Public Works) and the municipalities of Alfaz del Pi, Altea, Benidorm, Finestrat, Polop, La Nucia, Villajoyosa (all of them in the Province of Alicante). Its main function is to meet the drinking water supply and sanitation needs of the Marina Baja county, as well as to draw up plans for the reuse of reclaimed water, through agreements with the irrigation communities located in the area.
Hidraqua is a water company which has been carrying out its activities (water collection, drinking water treatment, distribution, purification and reuse) in 79 municipalities in the Valencian Community since 1971. Its objective is the sustainable management of water with the incorporation of new processes and stages to guarantee the economic, environmental and social development at local level. The water saving and leak control actions carried out by this company in the city of Benidorm have raised the performance of the distribution network to 96%, one of the highest in Spain.
The Public Entity for Sanitation of Wastewater in the Valencian Community (EPSAR) is a public law entity, independent from the Generalitat, and full public and private capacity. Its relationship with the Generalitat is carried out through the Regional Ministry to which it is attached. It manages the operation of the facilities and executes the sanitation and purification works that the Generalitat Valenciana determines, as well as those others that may be entrusted to it by local entities or other bodies.