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Date:12/5/2012

Villalba de Los Barros, Badajoz, Extremadura Spain (PRWEB) December 05, 2012

Villalba de los Barros, a small municipality located in the province of Badajoz, Extremadura, Spain uses a new treatment process that causes the sewer collection system to work like a wastewater treatment plant (WWTP).

Like any other town of its size (1,800 people), Villalba de los Barros has a sewage treatment plant to comply with ever more stringent European limitations on discharges into rivers. The plant is currently being upgraded and work is almost done. However, the town is the only municipality in Spain to start the treatment process under the feet of the residents in their own sewer system.

This pilot project is led by the Environmental Consortium Average and uses seven strategically placed G2 dosing panels that inject beneficial bacteria into the sewer system and is the first municipality to use this technology in Spain. The result is that the treated wastewater discharged into the Guadajira River is as clean as possible.

This underground treatment not only saves costs by eliminating half of the sludge that is normally produced by the treatment plant but it also reduces odors for town residents throughout the collection system.

The process is being used in the United States in a number of locations. In Spain, this American technology is offered by In-Pipe Technology Company, Incorporated (located in Wood Dale, Illinois) through its Spanish agents Aquapurif Systems, S.L. and Integra Environmental, S.L. Testing has begun in Extremadura within a pilot project and the choice of Villalba de los Barros is no accident. According to Rafael Castillo, head of the WWTP plant in this town, the Guadajira River is heavily overloaded passing through Tierra de Barros due to seasonal processing of grapes and olives. Dur
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