Agricultural land will soon be irrigated thanks to the reuse of wastewater from Argelès-sur-Mer

Agricultural land will soon be irrigated thanks to the reuse of wastewater from Argelès-sur-Mer
Agricultural land will soon be irrigated thanks to the reuse of wastewater from Argelès-sur-Mer

Supported by the Albères-Côte Vermeille-Illibéris Community of Communes, the project to irrigate agricultural land through the Reuse of treated wastewater did not wait for the dazzling drought to start entering the pipes. An innovation which concerns the Argelès-sur-Mer wastewater treatment plant. We talk about it with Antoine Parra, president of the Albères – Côte Vermeille – Illibéris Community of Communes.

Above all, this will provide an additional resource to farmers, to avoid drawing on water tables or other natural reserves.

Antoine Parra

The concept consists of recycling the water leaving the wastewater treatment plant to supply the irrigation canals of the lower Tech valley. This water represents a real shortfall since it is currently discharged into the sea. By reusing this treated water, this represents 600 hectares which can be irrigated. Either,1.3 million m3 which will be very useful to farmers in certain sectors. Namely, the municipalities of Argelès-sur-Mer, Saint-André, Palau-del-Vidre. Also covered are farmers who are members of the ASA of the Canal des Albères (Villelongue-del-Monts, Montesquieu-les-Albères, Saint-Génis-des-Fontaines and Laroque-des-Albères).

We will soon be able to recycle the water leaving the wastewater treatment plant to supply the irrigation canals of the lower Tech valley.

The first drops of water from watering are expected for July 2026

Antoine Parra

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