An Integrated GIS for Wastewater Management
Recently, several studies have discussed and analyzed the quality of groundwater in the Apulia Region (Italy). Housing and industries, which are only partially connected to the sewer system and the wastewater treatment plant, particularly represent a primary source of groundwater pollution with serious consequences for the ecosystem. The aim of this paper is to propose an integrated Geographic Information System (GIS) for the water and sewer networks of a pilot municipality in the province of Lecce (Italy) as a useful tool to support territorial management and planning policies. Furthermore, some statistical indicators are discussed and implemented into the integrated GIS, in order to monitor the water and sewer networks in the pilot area. Finally, the results concerning the water quality analysis for some public wells sampled over the municipality under study are added in the GIS project.