Last Friday morning an informative meeting was held at the headquarters of the Association of Municipalities of Almanzora, with the intention of offering the municipalities which are not members of the Association of Municipalities to benefit from the works which will ensure the supply of the liquid element in the Almanzora region.
The works project, initially valued at 25 million euros and to be paid for by the Junta de Andalucía, will begin to be drawn up shortly, which is why the intention of the president, Antonio Ramón Salas, is that everyone can benefit from a project “that will solve the water problem in our towns. Without water there is no life and that is all there is to it”.
It has been precisely the Association of Municipalities of Almanzora the body that has managed to take into account a “historical problem”, whose solution “is a unique opportunity that until now no administration had taken into account” and who has managed to work on the achievement of this infrastructure.
For this reason, the representatives of municipalities such as Albox, Arboleas, Armuña, Purchena and Partaloa have been informed that they have until next Wednesday to express their interest because the locality they represent “wants to be included in the drafting of the project”, which will begin to be drawn up shortly and has a deadline of 14 months.
This means that the technicians will include pipes to bring water from the Negratín or from the Carboneras desalination plant to the reservoirs of each municipality, an initiative that localities such as Arboleas will join. Consulted by La Comarca, its mayor Cristóbal García (PSOE) defined the project as a “unique opportunity” in which “we must all work together”.
“Here they can build all the motorways they want, but if we don’t have water, our towns are dead”, said the president of the Mancomunidad.