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Water Treatment Innovation in Monterrey

Servicios de Agua y Drenaje de Monterrey, IPD

6. Clean Water and Sanitation 9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure 11. Sustainable Cities and Communities 12. Responsible Consumption and Production


We chose this company because it is a company that focuses very much on its sustainability objectives and develops innovations in the care and treatment of wastewater and service, which promote the responsible consumption of water through their programs.

Interview Video


Ángel Ricardo Luna Miranda

Ángel Ricardo Luna Miranda


TecMilenio University (Universidad TecMilenio)

TecMilenio University (Universidad TecMilenio)


Horacio Villanueva

Horacio Villanueva


During the course of our interview, we could perceive, thanks to Mr. Carlos Garcia, that the institution has many innovations in its processes and infrastructure. This helps to continually generate improvements in any aspect that involves either the company or the population.

SADM is focused on generating a benefit within society and is always looking out to ensure that an environmental or business impact is not harmful. In addition, they seek to be aligned to the needs that may arise and use the technology emerging today, building not only a socially responsible company but also a company of innovation.

Water Treatment Innovation in Monterrey


On April 30, 1956, Servicios de Agua y Drenaje de Monterrey (SADM) was created, with the character of Decentralized Public Institution (IPD), as its own legal entity, whose objective is to provide the municipal public water service and drainage to the inhabitants of the city of Monterrey and other surrounding municipalities.

SADM's headquarters are in the city of Monterrey. The company is highly related to sustainability objectives aligned with the implementation of the 4 Objectives of Sustainable Development (Global Goals) of the United Nations. These objectives are Goal 6, clean water and sanitation, Goal 9 infrastructure and innovation, Goal 11 sustainable cities and communities, and also Goal 12 responsible consumption and production.

Some of their innovations are:

  • Their treatment of wastewater for reuse.
  • The implementation and development of new technologies in areas of operation to help regulate responsible water consumption.
  • Development of meters, infrastructure, and hydro-ecological structures.
  • Responsible consumption programs for users through programs of fines and sanctions.
  • The creation of new strategies for developing new forms of water collection to keep potable water available to the state of Nuevo Leon and some other states in Northern Mexico.

Overall impact

SADM has benefited both governments and citizens from the communities they work in from their innovations.

Business benefit

This type of sustainable elements benefits SADM since they reflect that they are a socially responsible company committed to the environment's organic care.

Social and environmental benefit

This type of innovation is definitely a social and environmental benefit since it is not only about generating water savings at the company level, but it also seeks to promote a responsible culture of water care in the population of Nuevo Leon and be an example for other communities in Mexico and the world.


Carlos García Salazar, SADM Inovations

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Servicios de Agua y Drenaje de Monterrey, IPD

Servicios de Agua y Drenaje de Monterrey, IPD

Monterrey, Nuevo León, MX

Business Website: https://web.sadm.gob.mx/

Year Founded: 1945

Number of Employees: 1001 to 5000

Servicios de Agua y Drenaje de Monterrey (SADM) is a Monterrey company seeking efficient and quality services for integrated water management, with a sense of social responsibility. Through care schemes with modern and simplified systems and promoting the constant improvement of its processes, SADM ensures the population of Nuevo Leon the satisfaction of present and future needs concerning water.