Canal de Isabel II
The Y in the abbreviation is from the old spelling Ysabel for the name of the queen during whose reign a modern water supply was provided for Madrid. A canal was constructed to provide water from the catchment of the river Lozoya.
The Canal in the Community of Madrid
The Community of Madrid has a population of about 6.5 million people. To manage the necessary water resources, the Community operates, via Canal de Isabel II Gestión S.A., 14 dams; 75 underground water intakes; 13 drinking water treatment plants; 29 major and 285 minor regulating reservoirs; 17,163 kilometers of adduction and distribution network; 159 drinking water pumping stations and 125 sewage pumping stations; 11,148 kilometers of sewage network; 63 storm tanks; 751 kilometers of main sewers and outfalls; 156 wastewater treatment plants; and 347 kilometers network of reclaimed water.
The Canal in Latin America
- La brasileña Emissao.... El Mundo
- "Detenen l'expresident de Madrid Ignacio González en una operació anticorrupció (Ignacio González arrested in anti-corruption operation in Madrid)". CCMA (in Catalan). 2017-04-19. Retrieved 2017-04-19.
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