The Provincial Council of Almeria has approved investments aimed at guaranteeing water supply in five municipalities in the province of Almeria. The Governing Board of the Provincial Institution this morning approved a package totalling almost 750,000 euros for the implementation of water infrastructure projects in the municipalities of Sorbas, Castro de Filabres, Bayarque, Santa Fé de Mondújar and Senés.
The deputy for Development, Antonio J. Rodríguez, stressed that this investment package is an example of the Diputación’s “firm commitment” to water infrastructure: “These five actions are part of the Water Infrastructure Plan for Urban Use (PIHU 2021-2023), which are aimed at municipalities with less than 50,000 inhabitants. These are essential works to ensure that all Almeria residents have access to quality water in their homes and/or businesses,” he explained.
In the case of Sorbas, the Provincial Council has approved the tender for the piping project between the reservoirs of La Mela, El Puntal and El Fonte with an investment of 250,000 euros. Specifically, the project will consist of the installation of more than three kilometres of pipelines to guarantee water supply in the northern part of the municipality.
In addition, the Governing Board of the Provincial Council has approved the tender for the construction of the supply tank and complementary actions in the municipality of Bayarque. With an investment of 250,000 euros, the construction of an infrastructure with a storage capacity of 350 m3 has been planned to provide the municipality with a water volume regulation system.
The Diputación has also given the green light to the tender for the ‘Renovation of Hydraulic Infrastructures and Sanitation in Santa Fe de Mondújar’ project, which will bring an investment of €162,892 to this municipality. This project will consist of improvements to the supply and sanitation network in the neighbourhood of ‘La Torre’.
On the other hand, in Castro de Filabres, improvement works are going to be carried out in the pipelines of the municipality to guarantee water supply and put an end to breakdowns and pressure losses due to the obsolescence of part of the network. This work has a budget of €57,936 and will enable improvements to be made in the town centre.
Finally, Senés will benefit from a €30,448 investment in a ‘Remote Control and Automation of the Integrated Water Cycle’ project. The drinking water supply system for human consumption in the municipality of Senes has a borehole that supplies the two reservoirs in the municipality. In order to know and control any incident that may occur in the operation and state of its facilities, it is essential to have the necessary elements of action and control, so that the impact on users of the service is minimal.
These works are part of the Water Infrastructure Plan for Urban Use (PIHU 2021-2023), which has 3 million euros of investment in addition to the 2.8 million euros of investments made by the Provincial Council of Almeria between 2018 and 2019 in water through the Water Infrastructure Plan of the Province of Almeria.
In total, there will be nearly six million euros that reflect the commitment of the government team with a basic and elementary service for the growth and development of municipalities such as water.