Hera S.p.A., a multi-utility company, engages in the waste management, water services, and energy businesses in Italy. It engages in the sale and distribution of methane and natural gas, as well as in the district heating and heating management business; generation, distribution, and sale of electricity; aqueduct, purification, and sewage services related to water; waste collection, treatment, recycling, and disposal services; and provision of public lighting, telecommunications, and other services. The company's water services include activities related to water collection, drinking water treatment, and distribution for civil and industrial applications, as well as sewerage and sewage treatment activities; and environmental services comprise sweeping, waste collection, transport, and recovery and disposal. It manages water services in 227 municipalities and serves a catchment area of approximately 3.6 million inhabitants with a water network of 35.080 kilometers; and provides gas with a network covering approximately 19,953 kilometers. The company was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Bologna, Italy.