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Six southern municipalities hear plans for urgent sanitation works 

Representatives of the municipalities of the south-west and the Cabildo met in Guía de Isora to put on the table the most urgent works in the field of sanitation.

According to the insular councillor for water, the regional treatment plant to be installed on Isoran soil could be a reality in the next three years.

Manuel Martínez met with the Cabildo’s vice president, Aurelio Abreu and represen-tatives of Santiago del Teide; Adeje; Arona; Vilaflor; San Miguel de Abona and Guia de Isora councol to address proposals for improvements in sanitation.

At the meeting, the plan of actions foreseen in the Municipal Cooperation Plan 2018-2021 was announced in detail. Short and medium-term actions were taken into account and the commitment of the municipalities with the financing of public sanitation networks was reaffirmed.

Sr. Abreu explained that the planned investment “will allow us to solve the problem of the whole water cycle in the region, as well as for the installation of the purifier and the pumping stations” and noted that “the southwest region has done a responsible job , with works of sanitation – that are not seen and whose execution is often annoying to the neighbors – but that are important for what will come next “.

Guia de Isora Mayor, Pedro Martin stressed the need to solve as soon as possible the problem of wastewater in the region.

“The sanitation actions require very large investments and the municipalities have been forced to join a local network. This is very good, but it has also slowed down investments that we could have made on our own,” he said.

He recalled that the munici-palities in the area have been demanding the necessary pumping stations and the desired regional treatment plant for more than ten years.

It is foreseen that 48 million euros will be invested in the next three years for the improvement of sanitation, purification and rainwater in the municipalities of Tenerife, to which will be added the 36 million euros envisaged by the Insular Water Council.

As confirmed by Manuel Martínez, the projects of the purification station and the collectors of the southwestern area have passed the environ-mental procedure and it is expected that in 2018 the State will tender the work and the purifier can become reality within a term of three years. “What we are looking for is to convert the water that is nowadays considered a waste into a resource for the area and for the crops of the region,” he said. The meeting was attended by representatives of the government teams of these six southern municipalities, as well as the spokesmen of the opposition parties.