Closing the circle
Taking urgent measures to combat climate change and its consequences.
We have not disposed of sludge in landfills and reused 41,43% of water with respect to the total volume of water treated. The objective is to transform the treatment plants into biorefineries, oriented towards the recovery of so-called secondary raw materials.
The active biomethane production plant at the Bresso-Niguarda treatment plant was commissioned in April 2019. It is the first plant in Italy to put biomethane from sewage systems into the SNAM network. In 2020 the CAP Group put 598,207 sm3 into the network.
plant opened in Italy in the SNAM network
We are committed to continuing to research mobility systems able to reduce environmental impacts.
Protecting the resource
Protecting, restoring and promoting sustainable use of the ecosystem.
As part of our membership in the Water Alliance, the first network of Lombard in-house water companies, at the end of 2019 we embarked on the path to create GSSWA, the single office to help managers increase their geological knowledge of the subsoil. GSSWA aims to implement techniques for the conservation and protection of underground water resources.
Geological Supporting System Water Alliance
Our commitment has increased both in terms of the number of subsidiaries and in terms of the number of samples withdrawn and the analytical calculations carried out. In fact, we carry out periodic checks with one or more samples to analyse their actual regularity and prevent any spills of illicit substances.
Making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, durable and sustainable.
We devote a great deal of attention to rainwater management and the adoption of useful solutions to ensure proper soil drainage. Increasingly frequent anomalous weather events are posing exceptional challenges which must be quickly responded to in order to be able to reduce environmental impacts and defend our infrastructure.
coping with increasingly frequent abnormal weather events
We have invested to increase the resilience of sewage infrastructure with multiple interventions aimed at reducing the vulnerability of sewage treatment plants and with the construction of stormwater reservoirs, thanks to which it is possible to retain rainwater with large amounts of rainfall, avoiding flooding.