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The new tank storms of Santiago de la Ribera will enter service before next summer (09/10/2017)

The Minister of Water, Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries Francisco Jódar met with the mayor José Miguel Luengo in the City Council before visiting the works of the rolling mill that will help to prevent the runoff to reach the Mar Menor

The mayor of San Javier Jose Miguel Luengo today accompanied the Minister of Water, Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Francisco Jodar in a visit to the new tank storms that is built in the Patrulla Águila avenue, Santiago de la Ribera whose works, which began in September, with they will be finalized before the next summer, according to informed the adviser.

The councilor Francisco Jodar explained that the works, whose cost amounts to 2,116,906 euros, financed by 80 percent by the fund Feder, are within the infrastructures planned to reduce discharges to the Mar Menor, with the aim of collecting the first runoff of rain that is the one that drags a high load of contamination by the effect of cleaning of vials.

The laminating tank allows storing the dirt from the first runoff water that once deposited in the bottom of the tank, allows reuse of the water for irrigation through its drive to the treatment plant.

The project also includes the creation of two rainwater collectors-interceptors that will help prevent flooding.

The collectors run along the Patrulla Águila, Nuestra Señora de Loreto, Francisco Franco and Castillo de Olite avenues, with a total length of 1,664 meters in which through scuppers and road gratings capture rainwater that comes from the ramblas of Cobatillas and Mirador.

The water collected in the collectors ends in the rolling tank where it will be retained for later discharge to the general sanitation network.

The project ends with the adequacy of the surface of the storm tank, which is in the center of a green area, with a shrub area, a bio-healthy area and two playgrounds one for children from 2 to 6 years and another for children from 6 to 12 years of age.

Before the visit to the third tank of storms that have been built in the municipality, the Minister of Water, Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Francisco Jódar and part of his team met with the mayor of San Javier José Miguel Luengo and the councilman of Agriculture, Sergio Martinez in the City of San Javier to address issues of municipal interest.

José Miguel Luengo explained that in addition to knowing the progress of the works of the new storm tank, the meeting served to discuss other issues with the counselor as "details of the recovery project of the Ventorrillo trench and the imminent start of the works of the project of canalization of pluvial waters in the urban helmet, a neighborhood demand with which the regional Government has been committed ".

The mayor of San Javier transferred to the councilor "the concern in our municipality for the scarcity of water that suffers the agricultural sector and the need to solve a matter that affects an industry so important for the municipality, in a manner compatible with the tourism sector ".

Luengo thanked the adviser "the work that has allowed eight cubic hectometres of water to come to the area," and raised other possibilities such as "obtaining groundwater, with all appropriate technical corrective measures."

The Minister defended investments in the medium term as "increase the desalination" and "solve the problems of the aquifer of the Campo de Cartagena" making it compatible with the recovery of the Mar Menor.

Source: Ayuntamiento de San Javier

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