Barcelona water network

Barcelona water network

Maintenance and upkeep of the drinking water network and connection of new buildings and facilities, in addition to carrying out works and/or the implementation of new piping in the Barcelona metropolitan area.

Aigües de Barcelona
1959 - 2019
Type of service:
Distribution networks

This service includes both scheduled and non-scheduled work for 23 municipalities, the home to 3 million people. Non-scheduled work involves repairing all incidents that may affect the network. Scheduled work includes connecting new buildings and facilities to the SGAB network. We also renovate and/or deploy new piping.

The work consists in digging the trench, positioning the new pipes, refilling and, finally, replacement of the paving. The company’s management system is operational 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.


Technical data

Maintenance service

No. of connections:
3,000 new connections per year.
13 connections per day.
Incidents serviced:
10,000 malfunctions per year.
27 incidents per day.
Companies with Asbestos Risk actions:
1,150 actions per year.
Resources: 125 operators.
42 vans and 10 trucks.
13 cranes, diggers, etc.

Renovation or new piping work:

km of pipelines:
4,600 km total network.
New pipelines:
70-75 km per year.
300 ml per day.
Operators: 150.

Pipe types

Small diameter: 90 mm to 300 mm.
Large diameter: 400 mm to 1,600 mm.
Pipe materials: Polyethylene
Ductile iron
Reinforced concrete with metal covering, etc.