Hyères, in France, back in control of its drinking water supply
In 2011, SUEZ signed a Public Service Delegation concession with Hyères-les-Palmiers and launched a large-scale project with the municipality to reduce use of the water resources and restore its alluvial groundwater. By modernising the distribution network and recharging the aquifers, the “Aqua renova” project restored 97% of Hyères’ water self-sufficiency one year after the end of the work.
Secure a sustainable, independent water resource in Hyères
- a population which quadruples in summer,
- overly-stressed aquifers which suffered intrusions of seawater.
Hyères was obliged to obtain water supplies from the water companies of neighbouring municipalities. The town was no longer independent.
Combine smart management with recharging aquifers
- Limit the use of groundwater aquifers by increasing the potential of the water network assets through sustainable and intelligent management
- Restore the alluvial aquifer of Bas Gapeau inland by pushing out seawater through recharge and better management of withdrawals
For this popular tourist destination, investment is intended to better meet the demand for water in the summer season.
2.7 million m3