PIDPA

PIDPA

Pidpa was founded in 1913 as a drinking water production and distribution company. Today it provides drinking water for 1.2 million residents and companies in the Province of Antwerp. Pidpa provides these 500,000 customers with over 57 million m³ of drinking water per year by means of its 12 groundwater production centers, 26 extraction facilities, 29 booster stations and  a network of supply pipes of 12,600 km. Particular specialisms include iron removal (both biologically and physiochemically), softening, quality assurance, GIS and monitoring, and remote equipment control via SCADA.

Pidpa is also actively involved in sewerage management since 2005: i.e.  managing, maintaining and renovating the municipal sewer network; installing and repairing of service pipes; cleaning storm drains; managing canals; managing, maintaining and operating the pumping stations, the municipal purification plants and individual purificiation systems, and finally developping a complete databank of the municipal sewer network.Pidpa guarantees 24/7 service availability, from drink water supply issues to sewerage management.

Raising awareness of water issues is the company’s third pillar, mainly through targeted drinking water campaigns, the Hidrodoe water activity centre (www.hidrodoe.be) and HidroPLUS (www.hidroplus.be).

Finally, Pidpa  offers a wide range of water services, including required inspections (of drinking water branches and waste water connections), water audits, water monitoring, legionella management, pressure readings and temporary public water access points. Cities and municipalities can count on extra services such as rainwater facility inspection, fire hydrant  signalization and inspection, and both underground and above-ground water access points.