The airport has made it a priority to reduce the consumption of drinking water without affecting the quality of the services it provides to its customers.
Due to the problems that the scarcity of water is causing in Mallorca, the airport has long since has made it a priority to reduce the consumption of drinking water without affecting the quality of the services it provides to its customers. The following has been undertaken to this end:
Use of recycled water for watering green areas. The municipal company that processes sewage in Palma de Mallorca places this waste through a tertiary treatment process and subsequently hands it over to those companies and entities that use it to irrigate green areas. The airport is connected to the perimeter distribution ring that uses this type of water to irrigate the majority of its landscaped areas, including the plant barriers. This signifies a notable reduction in the consumption of drinking water.
Reuse of the water used in the fire-fighting service drills.. The airport has built a platform to collect the water sprayed during the pump engine checks performed on the fire engines, which are carried out twice a day. The water is channelled to a tank and then pumped back to the fire engines.
Optimisation of the consumption of water. The majority of the taps in the terminals' toilets are push-button taps that turn off automatically, eliminating unnecessary water consumption if a tap were left on accidentally. Pictograms have also been posted in the toilets to encourage users to save water.
The flushing system in the urinals is activated by an adjustable presence detector. Thus, the amount of water used is the minimum necessary to ensure optimised consumption while still meeting hygiene and sanitary requirements.
The installation of water meters in the drinking water distribution networkWater metres have been installed throughout almost all the network, achieving a double objective: possible leaks are quickly detected and the airport's internal customers are more aware of their water consumption.
Installation of hydrocarbon and grease separators. These have been installed in the airport's rain water systems that service the aircraft aprons in order to minimise the risk of ground aquifer contamination. This water undergoes periodic analyses as well.