The problems of water sanitation

Emptying the bath, flushing the toilet or pouring the dishwater down the sink: they might seem like harmless everyday actions. But for most people in France, these simple acts trigger a whole process in the water cycle: sanitation.

The water sanitation network encompasses the collection and treatment of waste water. In real terms, it joins together the pipes and water treatment plants in which the waste water is processed before being released into the natural environment. The water coming into the treatment plants is at the very least dirty, and may also be polluted. The waste water network uses a whole host of systems. It is closely monitored and subject to strict regulatory restrictions to minimise the impact of polluted water on natural bodies of water – and the species that live in them – at the end of the water cycle.

380 000 km

of sewage pipes in France (2016)

82 %

of the French population was connected to a public sanitation network in 2018  

1,85 per m3

the average cost of purifying water through the sanitation network

By your side,
at every stage of the network management process

Claire Group supports water operators in the construction, running and efficiency-raising of water networks. Our companies are engaged at each step of the drinking water cycle and are committed to:

  • Manufacturing innovative products with a robust design, built to last and made from quality materials
  • Developing high-tech instrumentation systems in compact boxes, to assure the precise monitoring of sensitive points on the network
  • Facilitating network maintenance and upgrading, thanks to monitoring software used for the remote control of key points
  • Enabling anyone to detect and repair network leaks using accessories ranging from entry-level to the most highly-specialised
Visuel président
‘‘Choosing quality materials is a commercial decision, a collective approach to preserving water as a resource - and it makes economic sense in the long term. ’’
Damien Verhee
President, Claire Group
Our solutions

Whatever the context,
we work to address all your issues

Claire Group works to offer industry operators solutions that are designed to address the restrictions facing the water sanitation network. We can provide more in-depth knowledge of this complex infrastructure, and the flows of water channelled through it. We also assist with the monitoring of sensitive structures and help to anticipate the risk of clogging or pollution. Finally, Claire Group offers surveillance tools designed for operators, to help them take decisions to ensure the continuous improvement of our waste water networks.  

Our team

Water network specialists providing on-the-ground support

Claire Group also has a team of over 30 technical and commercial water network specialists providing service coverage in mainland France and the overseas territories, and internationally.

Our expert teams understand the issues and limitations facing our customers and help them find the best solutions to the challenges they face. The network specialists will also work with our development and production teams, to offer custom-built or turnkey equipment.

Other fields of application

Eaux naturelles
Natural waters
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eau potable
The problem of drinking water
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Irrigation networks
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