Water is declared drinkable and can be distributed to consumers only when it meets well-defined quality parameters. It is, moreover, one of the most stringently controlled food products. It is subject to extreme vigilance at every stage of its journey, from collection to distribution.
The production of drinking water thus requires expertise in multiple technologies and processes as well as the ability to anticipate requirements, which involves precise knowledge of water resources. Available reserves of natural water include groundwater (water tables), standing or running surface water (lakes, rivers, etc.), and seawater. The implementation of a treatment system to produce water that is suitable for drinking depends on the quantity of water available, its quality (taking into account the possible variations), economic costs and environmental constraints.
Water resources are a determining factor in the implementation of an optimal drinking water production system. Through the design of treatment systems ranging from the traditional to the more sophisticated, we offer local authorities technical solutions that meet their sanitary quality requirements, whether for a village of several hundred inhabitants or for a major urban area.
As both project manager and water treatment specialist, we take charge of all the stages involved in designing and building plants:
Entrust the turnkey construction of your treatment plant to our teams, who ensure the complete management of all of the construction stages:
To reconcile lack of space with reliability and robustness requirements, we have developed a range of compact units:
As a builder, our profession is based on several fundamental principles:
To produce water in emergency situations, or for occasional needs, SUEZ offers containers that integrate aquasource® NOMAD systems.
Respond effectively to sudden surges in demand, accidental pollution, natural disasters, etc.
Manage occasional needs, in the event of maintenance work, for example.
Produce anywhere from 250 to 3,400 m3/day.
Benefit from direct connection to the network and rapid start-up (2 days for installation and commissioning).
We use specific treatments that allow for extracting a certain number of elements from water:
Desalination is another way of meeting the growing needs for both drinking and fresh water. It is also a responsible means of managing water resources:
>> Learn more on desalination.
Disinfection is the final stage of water treatment for the production of drinking water. It is critical because it:
Producing water with a lower limestone content is not just a question of user comfort. It is also a case of responding to environmental, economic and public health issues:
Softazur C, chemical carbonate removal by catalytic reactor.
DENSADEG®, carbonate removal by rapid physicochemical decanting and thickening of calcium carbonate crystals.
Physicochemical carbonate removal on ion exchange resins or nanofiltration membranes (or low-pressure reverse osmosis).
ERCA2, physical carbonate removal by electrocatalysis.
The change in our consumption patterns results in the appearance of new pollutants in water. Called “micropollutants”, these emerging pollutants are found in very low concentrations, by the micro or nanogram per litre:
We work closely with our customers to define the best solutions together
From consulting to after-sales services, we bring you our expertise to carry out your projects