The Ecological Transition has opened for public consultation the decree with 20,000,000 euros in subsidies for sanitation and purification of the Mar Menor aimed at the eight town councils of the watershed. The Ministry has already requested a needs report to which the municipalities have submitted 120 proposals.
Ecological Transition has drafted the subsidies taking into account the municipal contributions, which include works related to improvements in the unitary sanitation system or in the wastewater pumping stations. The public information period for the decree is open from today until 3 June and it is expected to be approved by the end of June at the latest. The Ministry will distribute 20,000,000 euros according to the permanent or seasonal population of each municipality, the urban area, the distance to the Mar Menor and the length of the coast. The largest amount corresponds to San Javier with an initial allocation of almost 5,000,000 euros, as explained by María Dolores Ruiz, Councillor for Public Services.
San Javier Town Council has presented actions that represent a total expenditure of 20,000,000 euros, equivalent to all the aid from the Ministry. The councillor explains some of the planned works.
3,700,000 euros is expected to be received by Los Alcázares Town Hall, whose mayor is Mario Pérez Cervera. The money in Los Alcázares will be used, among other works, to repair pipes and improve impulsion systems.