Drinking water in Caen: what will change on January 1, 2023

Eaux de Normandie and Saur will now operate the water service in the Caen basin. ©Grégory MAUCORPS

From this Sunday 1is January 2023, there is something new on the dossier of thepotable water in the sector of Caen (Calvados).

Following a new contractthe operators Waters of Normandy et Kaur provide management and distribution water over almost the entire Caen basin.

Call for competition

This operation, which takes the form of a public service delegationis spread over the territory covered by the syndicate “Water from the Caen basin”which includes 7 intermunicipalities and 4 municipalities.

See the municipalities concerned on the map.

This change follows the expiry of the previous contract (concluded between Saur and Véolia Eau) and a call for concurrence. Despite everything, Véolia retains the exploitation of water in four municipalities (Lion-sur-Mer, Hermanville-Sur-Mer, Colleville-Montgomery and Troarn).

Nearly 350,000 inhabitants concerned

Created in 1999, the union Water from the Caen basin includes a total of 11 entities municipal and intermunicipal authorities for the Water Management. This concerns almost 350 000 habitants and a daily consumption of 43,000m3 of water (which corresponds to more than ten Olympic swimming pools per day!).

The missions of the syndicate pass through the capturethe treatment et supply water for the municipalities concerned.

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