Water management at Barcelona-El Prat airport has a unique and significant role.
Apart from management of consumption and sewage produced by the airport activity, also of note is the water management due to the airport's location and surroundings, a delta area characterised by two aquifers (ground aquifers with sinkholes in the airfield) and in which there are abundant lagoons around the perimeter that are included in the Spaces of Natural Interest Plan.
Thus, Barcelona-El Prat airport deal with water management in the following areas:
- Airport hydrology and drainage: Control and monitoring of the ecological and chemical quality as well as piezometry and drainage.
- Sewage Control and monitoring of all the collection and sewage treatment facilities, as well as monitoring the quality of the discharged water.
- Water consumption: Connection management (external company and wells), distribution, and supply for different uses.