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Water, Environment, Régional Development

Waterworks infrastructure

The regional concession area and other concession contracts

Replacement value of the infrastructure built by BRL: 1.5 billion Euros

In Languedoc-Roussillon, on behalf of the Languedoc-Roussillon Regional Council, the Aude, Hérault and Pyrénées Orientales Departmental Councils and the Etablissement Public de la Loire, BRL manages the following infrastructure:

105 Km of canals : Canal Philippe Lamour, Canal des Costières and Canal de Campagne (regional concession area), allowing water from the Rhone to be transferred as far as Mauguio (Hérault), based on a statutory right to divert 75m3/s

11 dams : Monts d’Orb (Hérault) and La Ganguise (Lauragais-Aude) dams, which are part of the regional concession, supply Béziers region, the Aude coastal area (from the Orb) and the Lauragais region with water;

Naussac dam (Lozère), run on behalf of the Etablissement Public de la Loire, controls the waters in the Allier and middle Loire Rivers.

Salagou and Les Olivettes Dams (Hérault), run on behalf of the Hérault Departmental Council ;

Caramany-sur-Agly and Vinça-sur-Têt dams and Villeneuve de la Raho reservoir (Pyrénées Orientales), run on behalf of the Pyrénées Orientales Departmental Council ;

Laprade Dam, run on behalf of the Aude Departmental Council;

Jouarres (Aude), la Matane (Hérault).

5000 km of of buried pipes

125 pumping stations

6 drinking water treatment plants

6 small hydropower plants

All of this infrastructure covers a total command area of 120 000 hectares for irrigation and secures drinking water supplies to over 700 000 people in the summer (most of the large towns and coastal resorts in the region: Nîmes, Montpellier, Port Camargue, La Grande Motte, Gruissan, Port La Nouvelle, Leucate, etc.).
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