Severn Trent Services - Apliclor Provides Drinking Water Treatment Station in Madrid, Spain

BARCELONA, Spain. - Severn Trent Services - Apliclor, a leading supplier of drinking and wastewater treatment solutions in Spain, has designed and supplied new filtration and disinfection equipment for the Cadalso de los Vidrios drinking water treatment station, owned by the public company Canal de Isabel II. The upgraded facility, which came into operation in August, serves the needs of some 3,000 inhabitants in the Community of Madrid.

Severn Trent Services - Apliclor's treatment approach was two-fold and included the installation of pressure filters to effectively eliminate manganese and other solid particles from the community's water. In addition to the pressure filters, Severn Trent Services- Apliclor also installed sodium hypochlorite dosing systems to disinfect the drinking water. The total treatment scheme represents an investment of almost EUR 160,000 (USD 220,450).

According to Rick Bacon, general manager of Severn Trent Services - Apliclor, "Manganese is an element commonly found in ground water, often in combination with iron. While not dangerous to public health, the presence of manganese can damage clothing during washing, which is why Canal de Isabel II has decided to invest in new filters to eliminate the contaminant."

About Severn Trent Services

Severn Trent Services (, with global headquarters in Fort Washington, Pa., USA, is a leading supplier of water and wastewater solutions. The company's broad range of products and services is concentrated around disinfection, instrumentation and filtration technologies, and contract operating services. Our analytical services group is the United Kingdom's leading environmental testing organization, and our international operating services business provides worldwide contract operation and support for all aspects of water and wastewater utility operational development and business transformation. Severn Trent Services is a member of the Severn Trent Plc (London: SVT.L) group of companies. Severn Trent is a FTSE 100 company.

About Severn Trent Services-Apliclor

In Spain, Severn Trent Services-Apliclor has nearly 100 years experience in the treatment of water and has been a part of Severn Trent Services since 2009. The company's headquarters is in Sant Marti Sesgueioles (Barcelona) in a 19,000 m2 facility. The technical division designs installations for the treatment of water and carries out the maintenance of these plants, while the chemical division sells products for the purification and maintenance of swimming pools.

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