History

1987


 

Luságua was formed and started up as a private operator of municipal water supply and wastewater sanitation systems.

 

 

1996


 

In April, Águas do Vouga was created to run and manage the Carvoeiro Regional System, which supplies bulk waterto Águeda, Albergaria-a-Velha, Aveiro, Estarreja, Ílhavo and Murtosa.

 

 

1997


 

Founded in 1996, Águas do Lena signed a contract to become the concessionaire of Batalha’s Municipal Water Supply System.

 

AQUAPOR was established as a corporate instrument of the Águas de Portugal Group to operate in the water supply and wastewater sanitation market.

 

Águas do Planalto started up as the Water Supply, Distribution, Operations and Management concessionaire for Carregal do Sal, Mortágua, Santa Comba Dão, Tábua and Tondela.

 

Águas da Teja was founded to manage Trancoso council’s Water Abstraction, Treatment and Distribution System as well as its Waste Collection, Treatment and Disposal systems.

 

Águas do Sado started up as the concessionaire for Setúbal council’s Public Water Consumption, Abstraction, Treatment and Distribution System and Collection, Treatment and Waste disposal System.

 

 

1998


 

TRATAVE was formed – Vale do Ave’s Integrated Depollution System agent (SIDVA), as a result of a contract agreed with Vale do Ave’s Town Council Association (AMAVE).

 

 

1999


 

Establishment of Águas da Figueira as Water Supply and Residual Water Systems concessionaire for the municipality of Figueira da Foz.

 

 

2001


 

Águas de Cascais started up as Water Distribution and Waste Water Drainage System management and operation concessionaire for the Municipality of Cascais.

 

Acquisition of 100% of Luságua’s share capital by AQUAPOR.

 

BPI bought a 24.5% share and AQUAPOR increased its share capital to 6.6 million Euros.

 

Luságua won the Water Supply and Sanitation Systems concession for the municipality of Alcanena.

 

 

2002


 

Águas de Gondomar started up as concessionaire to the municipality of Gondomar, responsible for the Abstraction, Treatment and Distribution of potable water and the collection and treatment of Wastewater.

 

The Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) of Alcanena is certified in accordance with ISO 9001 quality standards. It was the first one to be certified in Portugal.

 

The Luságua Laboratory was accredited by the IPQ (Portuguese Quality Institute) under standard NP EM ISO/IEC 17025.

 

 

2003


 

Águas de Alenquer was established as the Water Supply and Sewerage Municipal Systems concessionaire for Alenquer.

 

 

2004


 

Aquapor’s shareholder structure changed with Águas de Portugal acquiring 100% of the share capital.

 

 

2005


 

Águas do Marco became the concessionaire for the municipality of Marco de Canavezes, responsible for managing the Water Supply and Public Sewerage Systems.

 

Integrated Certification in Quality, Environment, Safety and Work Health was granted to Aquapor and Luságua by APCER in the fields of “Water Abstraction, Conveyance, Storage, Treatment and Supply System Management Services and the Collection, Treatment and Disposal of Effluent and Solid Waste”.

 

 

2006


 

Disposal of capital held by Águas do Marco.

 

Restructuring of Aquapor and Luságua.

 

 

2007


 

Aquapor’s 10th and Luságua’s 20th anniversary celebrations.

 

 

2008


 

The sale of Aquapor Serviços, S.A. was authorized by the Ministers of the Environment and Finance.

 

Provisional award of the International Public Tender for the management of Azambuja’s Public Water Distribution and Wastewater Drainage Systems was granted to Águas de Azambuja, S.A. (an Aquapor/Ecobrejo Group company).

 

Provisional award of the International Public Tender for the management of Cartaxo’s Public Water Distribution and Waste Water Drainage Systems went to Águas do Cartaxo, S.A. (an Aquapor/Ecobrejo Group company).

 

 

2009


 

The sale of Aquapor Serviços S.A. to the dst/ABB consortium was concluded.

 

Águas da Azambuja started business as the Water Distribution and Wastewater Drainage Systems manager for the Municipality of Azambuja.

 

 

2010


 

Presentation in China of an innovative concept in the water sector called “The Efficient Water Cycle” which facilitates the transformation of water supplied to the local population into a source of renewable energy.

 

Água do Vouga received the 2010 water quality prize. The entity responsible for regulating the Water and Waste Services (ERSAR) recognized the quality of water supplied to the Aveiro region.

 

AquaScallabis was formed for the purpose of acquiring a 49% share in Águas de Santarém.

 

 

2011


 

The Spheraa/Luságua Consortium announced the first “Renewable Energy Supply System Turbine” (TERESA™), launching, in China, a new concept in the water sector called the “Efficient Water Cycle” which facilitates the transformation of water supplied to the local population into a source of renewable energy.

 

The new Aquapor Serviços, S.A. premises were inaugurated at Av. Marechal Gomes da Costa 33, 1st Floor, Lisbon.

 

The company Visaqua was formed with the objective of becoming a benchmark company in the areas of Water Supply, Sewerage and Solid Waste in Mozambique.

 

 

2012


 

Aquapor and Luságua formed the company LUSÁGUA LISBOA-Gestão de Águas, S.A., which, through open tender, won the concession to operate water supply and waste water collection services in the area of jurisdiction of the APL - Lisbon Port Authority.

 

Luságua-Serviços Ambientais, S.A. subscribed to the capital increase proposed by Spheraa – a hydro-energy production systems company operating in potable water supply and waste water networks – which gave it a majority holding in the company.