Adeje pleads: “Drink our tap water!”
Adeje council is promoting the consumption of tap water and the reduction of the use of bottled water.
Health councillor, Amada Trujillo Bencomo says that consuming tap water from homes in Adeje is the most sustainable environmental option. It favours economic savings because it is cheaper and avoids the use of more plastic.
The council has a municipal laboratory that performs periodic weekly checks to certify the quality of the water consumed in households. In the years 2017, 2018 and so far in 2019, the qualification of water suitable for consumption was obtained in one hundred per cent of all the analysed samples of the different supply networks of the municipality, both hotel and in the municipal network. After Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Adeje is the second municipality of the Canary Islands with the highest number of annual analytical bulletins.
The council has made numerous improvements in supply over recent years and in investments in facilities and infrastructure, such as treatment of drinking water by desalination of sea water, in the treatment plants of La Caleta and Adeje-Arona, in tanks, in supply networks and pumping systems and in water treatment of dams and galleries. Tests show that Adeje tap water is of very good quality, does not present health risks and is recommended for people to drink.