Domestic water consumption has barely changed in the face of the situation generated by the COVID-19 virus crisis. Yes, on the other hand, commercial consumption and construction activity, which are minimal during the last month and a half. So are those of the activity of official bodies and the municipal, although with one exception: the consumption of water from the filling stations has increased, given the largest street flushing carried out since the health crisis began.
What is evident is that the dianenses habits have changed and this is reflected in the domestic consumption of water. A sampling carried out comparing the consumption of the two weeks prior to confinement versus the two weeks after it, shows us that at the beginning of the confinement consumption hardly changed, but habits, with the morning being the period of greatest consumption. Napping is respected, that is, consumption is kept low during the hours after eating, and more peaks occur throughout the afternoon. Probably the cause is that home confinement allows for more free hours. However, if we compare what we have confined with respect to the previous year, the trend is towards a strong reduction in consumption and that in the home user it reaches around 15,39% less.
Aqualia activated a Contingency Plan on March 13 with the aim of limiting and minimizing the impact generated by the coronavirus crisis on its activity, guaranteeing the maintenance of services with the highest quality standards and protecting employees. Since then, the interventions carried out by the Dénia Municipal Water Service have focused on solving leaks or small breakdowns.
On the other hand, total normality is maintained regarding the guarantee of quality of tap water, since the disinfection treatments, both normal and normal, that have been applied in the services of our country are totally effective for the elimination of the virus. And this is recognized by the recent technical report of the World Health Organization (WHO) "Management of water, sanitation, hygiene and waste for COVID-19", published on March 3. In addition, Dénia Aqualia also has remote systems for active monitoring of the main parameters of water quality control, such as chlorine level, turbidity or conductivity.