Water

The boundaries  

The boundaries include Acea Ato 2, illustrated in greater depth, Acea Ato 5, Acque, Gori, Acquedotto del Fiora, Publiacqua and Umbra Acque.

With regard to sludge disposal and recovery activities, reference should be made to the Aquaser Group companies, Kyklos and Solemme.

The environmental figures of the water companies are 100% attributable to Acea, irrespective of the shareholding of the holding company in the share capital, due to the role in the business management of the activities.

The The Future We Want document, drawn up at the end of the Rio+20 United Nations Conference, discloses that «water is at the centre of sustainable development because it is closely linked to a series of important global challenges»100, including support action for the ecosystems/water; the measures for dealing with floods and drought (adaptation action of the Framework Convention on Climate Change)101; the mobilisation of financial instruments and investments in infrastructures for the water and sanitary services; the need to increase efficiency in the use of water, reduce waste and losses, etc. The management activities of the integrated water service carried out by the Acea Group companies should be placed within this context, which is important both globally and locally.

After decades of water management concentrated in the Italian capital, today Acea manages the integrated water service (SII) in Optimum Areas of Operation (ATOs) which fall within four regions - Lazio, Campania, Umbria and Tuscany - qualifying as national leader in the sector in terms of inhabitants served; it is also active abroad102.

The customer base served overall in Italy comes to around 8.6 million inhabitants, with volumes of drinking water introduced onto the network of around 1,263 million cubic metres in 2012 (see chart No. 37).

In ATO 2- Central Lazio alone, which includes the city of Rome and another 111 municipalities - of which 73103 acquired under management as of 31 December 2012 - the volume of water introduced onto the network serving roughly 3.7 million inhabitants, resident and floating population, came to around 602.5 million cubic metres (of which 473 million cubic metres on the “historic network” of Rome and Fiumicino).

Chart No. 36 - THE GROUP’S WATER DISTRIBUTION NETWORK IN ITALY (2012)

Chart No. 36 - THE GROUP’S WATER DISTRIBUTION NETWORK IN ITALY (2012)

NB: the network includes aqueducts, transportation and distribution The 2011 figures were used for Acque spa. 

Chart No. 37 – VOLUMES OF DRINKING WATER INTRODUCED INTO THE NETWORK: BY COMPANY (2012)

Chart No. 37 – VOLUMES OF DRINKING WATER INTRODUCED INTO THE NETWORK: BY COMPANY (2012)

100 Taken from : Green Economy, Per uscire dalle due crisi, 2012 Report.
101 The Framework Convention on Climate Change was signed in 1992, in Rio De Janeiro, during the World Conference on the environment and development (United Nations Conference on Environment and Development - UNCED).
102 In Peru, Honduras, the Dominican Republic and Colombia; countries where, between the integrated water services and commercial aspects of the service a total of 9.7 million inhabitants are served. The percentage of foreign business with regard to total revenues from the water sector comes to 4.5%.On the basis of the GRI indicators, it was therefore established that a concise illustration be provided in the section Activities abroad to which reference is made.
103 In another 21 municipalities the SII was managed partially or other services were performed.