Flovac undertakes the Environmental Project at Laguna Grande. The natural beauty of Villafranca de los Caballeros in Toledo is being safeguarded by an environmentally significant project that has commenced in the Laguna Grande, an ecological treasure to the north of the town. This ambitious project, led by the Empresa de Transformación Agraria, S.A. (TRAGSA), has awarded FLOVAC the responsibility of supplying the pipes for the vacuum system and vacuum wells.
The Laguna Grande is not just a picturesque spot; it is also part of the “Reserva Natural de las Lagunas Grande y Chica de Villafranca de los Caballeros” (Natural Reserve of the Great and Small Lakes of Villafranca de los Caballeros. This wetland enclave holds significant ecological importance as it is part of the Natura 2000 Network, Zona de Especial Protección para las Aves (ZEPA) y Lugar de Interés Comunitario (LIC) “Humedales de La Mancha”. Additionally, it holds the distinction of being a Natural Reserve and Wildlife Refuge, integrating into the Biosphere Reserve of La Mancha Húmeda.
Despite these characteristics, the surrounding urbanization, especially in the southern zone, lacks adequate sanitation and purification infrastructure for water. The current situation relies on the use of individual septic tanks, leading to the detection of concerning pollution phenomena in the lagoon due to the infiltration of wastewater from these tanks. Faced with this issue, it has been deemed necessary to undertake preventive actions to avoid considerable environmental damage.
Flovac’s proposed solution to this environmental challenge involves the construction of a vacuum collector operating under negative pressure. Additionally, vacuum and pumping facilities will be implemented to connect wastewater with Villafranca’s sanitation network. This innovative approach not only addresses the current pollution but also establishes a sustainable system to maintain the ecosystem’s integrity in the future.
Flovac’s commitment to environmental protection is evident in its active participation in this crucial project. By taking on the responsibility of supplying the necessary pipes and wells. We actively contribute to preserving the Laguna Grande and, consequently, the health of the local ecosystem. This undertaking marks a significant step towards a more sustainable future, where the harmony between urban development and environmental conservation becomes a tangible reality.