Water Supply System: Castreccioni Main
Water coming from Cingoli (ATO 3)
Water supplied to Camerano (ATO 2)
WSS name Intercomunale Castrecccioni
The waterwork, built in 1985-1987, is operated by ACQUAMBIENTE Marche Srl, one of the Utilities responsible for water systems management in ATO 3 area of interest. It is a 60 km long steel pipe, diameters ranging between 800 and 300 mm, operating by gravity from Castreccioni Treatment Plant (Cingoli) to the coast. The water delivered is abstracted by Castreccioni artificial lake (el. 340 m asl, maximum capacity 55 Mil. cubic meters). Maximum flow rate is 500 l/s.
Q1. Country name:
Q2. Partner name:
A.ATO 3 MARCHE CENTRO – MACERATA
Q3. Partner – Final Beneficiary No.:
Q4. Between country – water coming from (origin country (1)) and
ATO 3 (Cingoli)
Q5. Country (2) – water supplied to (delivered):
and ATO 2 (Camerano)
Q6. Water supply system name (English):
Q7. Water supply system name (Country 1):
Q8. Water supply system name (Country 2):
Q9. Date/year established cross-border water supply:
Q10. Management of origin side of the WSS:
ACQUAMBIENTE Marche Srl
Q11. Management of delivery side of the WSS:
Q12. Amount of water supplied (as per contract/agreement):
min 18 l/s; max 20 l/s
Q13. General nature of the CBWS – emergency water supply, peak water supply, permanent water supply:
Permanent water supply
Q14. Existing legal framework for the CBWS:
YES – Regional Law n. 30, as of 28 December 2011 (former Regional Law n. 18, as of 22 June 1998); Private Agreement between ACQUAMBIENTE Marche Srl and MULTISERVIZI Spa (2007)
Q15. Top level CBWS management body (if mutually defined):
Marche Region (Regione Marche)
Q16. Origin country reference body for the management body:
Optimal Territorial Area Authority n. 3 Marche Centro – Macerata (A.ATO 3)
Q17. Delivery country reference body for the CBWS management body.
Optimal Territorial Area Authority n. 2 Marche Centro – Ancona (A.ATO 2)
Q18. Legal framework management – Contract party meetings (annual, even more frequent):
YES – occasional meetings:
1. 19/06/2009, in order to check the correct installation of meters and starting water supply;
2. 01/02/2011, in order update existing agreements relating water transfer and better define them according to Regional Law in force.
Q19. Issues addressed on the local level:
ATO Authorities are responsible for the organization of water delivery and water transfer from an ATO to another, considering environmental protection and water balance issues.
Q20. Issues addressed on the regional level:
Regional Governemnt role is that to assent the agreement between the parties, also considering Regional River Basin Authority opinion
Q21. Issues addressed on the state level:
Q22. Legal option to increase maximum annual entitlement?
YES – increase of contracted water amount is possible, when switching from the temporary configuration to the definitive one, according to drinking water actual needs in ATO 2, provided water resource availability. Taking into account the priority given to ATO 3 needs satisfaction, it is foreseen to have max 40 l/s – min 35 l/s delivery (1 Million cubic meter of water per year at least)
Q23. Minimum amount of water delivery defined?
YES – temporary configuration: 18 l/s; definitive configuration: 35 l/s (1 Million cubic meter of water per year)
Q24. Which is the body assigned by the contract for the resolution of disputes?
The body assigned by the existing contract for the resolution of disputes is the Court of Ancona.
Q25. Ownership of the cross-border infrastructure:
The ownership of the cross-border infrastructure follows the principles of the existing Service contracts between A.ATO 3 and ACQUAMBIENTE Marche Srl from one side and between A.ATO 2 and MULTISERVIZI Spa from the other side. The ownership is not shared.
Q26. Are the water rights on the water resource assigned to the cross-border partner? In which way?
Q27. Termination of the water delivery of contract
The contract is unlimited.
Q28 Minimal water consumption legally defined?
Q29. Is the legal heritage of the systems resolved
Q30. Is the water price(charge) composed by different components?
NO – according to the existing contract water price is set, equal to 0,23 eur/cubic meter, VAT excluded. It can be modified only after A.ATO 3 deliberation. During 01/02/2011 meeting A.ATO 3 proposed to determine the charge based on abstraction, treatment, transportation and distribution direct costs, also considering infrastructure depreciation. Administration, financial and extra costs would not be included, in order to define a “industrial average unitary cost” per cubic meter of water delivered to the sub-distributor.
Q31. How is the pricing mechanism defined (water charges):
Q32. Are the minimal charges foreseen? – Fixed charges, full for empty:
Q33. Is the non-payment procedure regulated by the contract?
Q34. Is there a special tariff (surcharge) for the excessive water supply?
Q35. Insurance cost covered – insurance cost tariff, insurance model foreseen by the contract:
Q36. Depreciaton of the infrastructure, investment/maintenance plans agreed ? (amortizacija, ammortamento):
Q37. Penalties for unfulfilment of contractual obligations?
Q38. Is the mutual inspection of records/book-keeping established? (due dilligence approach):
Q39. General assessment of the CBWS economics :
Q40. Payment statistics for the last 5 years:
Q42. Measurement of water delivered:
Q43. Is continuity of water supply – intermittent water supply an issue?
Q44. Agreed water quality issues:
Q45. Water quality monitoring jointly controlled/verified:
Q46. Temperature regulated by the contract?
Q47. Pressure regulated by the contract?
Q48. Cross – border profile management:
Q49. Construction of project facilities:
Q50. Is the daily dynamics of water demand/supply an issue ?
Q51. Is the seasonal dynamics of water demand/supply an issue ?
Q52. Management of water losses – are water losses in the supply, uptake side an issue?
Q53. Is the water availability/demand an issue on supply country or demand country side?
Q54. Transitional phenomena an issue?
Q55. Other technical issues?
Q56. Long term planning mechanisms established?
Q57. LIASON OFFICERS DETERMINED? Communication process determined and functioning?
Q58. Joint supervision of the Water Supply System?
Q59. Joint management of the water resource?
Q60. Contingency plans existing?
Q61. Main problems identified:
Q62. Other comments:
Q64. Do you consider that the legal framework for the CB WSS is adequate, or under-defined:
Q65. Do you consider that the economic framework for the CB WS is adequate, or under-defined:
Q66. Do you consider that the technical framework for the CB WS is adequate, or under-defined:
Q67. How would you assess general perception of the cross border water supply in public?
Q68. Provide in the attachment shp file of the existing water supply network:
Q69. Provide documents on general state-level framework for the cross-border water supply:
Q70. Specific delivery contract:
Q71. Regulations, technical documentation:
Q72. Statistics on the water supplied and payments provided for the last five years: