Groundwater constitutes one of the main resources of freshwater on our planet, providing useful functions and services to humans and the environment. In many European countries, this resource is increasingly being polluted with nitrate due to anthropogenic activities such as the excessive use of fertilizers in crops, livestock, sewage waste and septic tanks.

The Life+ InSiTrate Project aims to contribute to solve the problem of drinking water supply to municipalities and small communities by implementing in situ remediation technologies and therefore prevent surface water overexploitation. The restoration of contaminated wells will benefit the economic development of the municipalities, by making available their closest freshwater sources and avoiding the costly transport of freshwater from other sources.