Innovative milestones

Always one step ahead, we bring new solutions to the market by anticipating rules and increasing the ability to network.

 

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A digital enterprise

 

Constructing resilient infrastructure and promoting innovation and fair, responsible and sustainable industrialisation.

Digital and innovative

We have decided to be protagonists in the digitisation process, activating more innovative ways to improve services and simplify interactions between customers and the company.

48.391

of users with online billing

+32,3%

of users with online billing compared to 2018

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Creating shared value

Strengthening the means of implementation and renewing the global partnership for sustainable development.

BioPlatform

The project to convert the current Sesto San Giovanni waste-to-energy plant into a platform dedicated to circular economy has made significant progress. The facility has two production lines:

Sludge line
first production line

Heat treatment of sludge for the production of thermal energy and fertilisers.

Forsu line
second production line

Anaerobic digestion for the treatment of damp waste for the production of biomethane.

Digital future

We participate in “Digital Water City - Leading urban water management to its digital future”, the project coordinated by the Berlin Water Competence Centre (KWB – Kompetenzzentrum Wasser Berlin) and composed of 24 partners from 10 European countries. For the city of Milan, we evaluated the use of an analyser probe developed and supplied by Fluidion to determine the concentration of Escherichia coli. Together with the University of Milan, we used an area in the Peschiera Borromeo treatment plant to create an experimental agricultural field where we can carry out irrigation tests on selected crops using treated water from the same plant.

Sanitation Safety Plan

We pay great attention to the direct reuse of treated water, which requires specific monitoring along the entire supply chain, through sanitation safety plans. With this in mind, with the Italian Institute of Health, the Water Institute of the University of North Carolina, IRSA-CNR, the Mario Negri Institute and the Polytechnic Institute of Milan, we launched Water Reuse Risk Management, a project dedicated to the reuse of treated water in agriculture.

Risk matrices
defined on a theoretical basis at qualitative and quantitative level

with the collaboration of the Italian Institute of Health and the Water Institute of the University of North Carolina.

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Towards a smart future

Constructing resilient infrastructure and promoting innovation and fair, responsible and sustainable industrialisation.

WebGIS Lombardy

Map in real time

We developed WebGIS to map the integrated water service structures in real time, created with the combination of GIS (Geographic Information System) and the web. The system allows disclosing network information, making it available to potentially unlimited users.

Kando Project

The company Kando has developed an artificial intelligence system based on a complex database and specific dynamic learning methods of the measured values, able to detect events of possible polluting impact and send an activation signal to automatic samplers positioned on the sewer network.

We used this technology to carry out tests on a section of the Pero basin, to monitor any abnormal discharges, mainly of an industrial nature. Controlling signals such as water pH and electrical conductivity,  more than 20 events of possible polluting impact were detected in 4 months, with subsequent sempling analysed by the accredited laboratory Pero.

Want to learn more?

Learn about the nine macro-objectives of our Sustainability Plan and the pillars at the foundation of our group: sensitive, resilient, innovative.

Sustainability report