Milan protects the long-term future of its agriculture thanks to the largest alternative water source in Europe
Milan is one of the most fertile regions of Italy. However, crop irrigation consumes almost 70% of its water resources. To safeguard the agricultural economy and at the same time protect the particularly fragile environment of the area, SUEZ set up a large plan involving wastewater recycling and the production of water for agricultural irrigation which has been in operation since 2004.Today, the balance of the ecosystem has been restored and farming in the Milan area is booming again.
Irrigate fields while protecting the water resources
of crop growing land to be irrigated
the record time taken by SUEZ to design and build a water plant for agricultural reuse
Recycling wastewater, an alternative resource for irrigation
wastewater recycled during periods of rain
wastewater treated every day, equivalent to the water consumption of one million residents.
air treatment capacity before return to surrounding environment