Local News Fuerteventura
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January 2020

New water reservoir to regulate the flow of residual water treated by the capital's treatment plant

The Ecological Transition, Fight against Climate Change and Territorial Planning Council of the Canarian Government will create a reservoir in the municipality of Puerto del Rosario, that will help regulate the flow of residual water treated by the capital's treatment plant. The director of the project, Soraya Manjón and the director of the UTE, Daniel Martín, signed last month the document confirming the beginning of the building work of that reservoir that has a capacity of 5.000 m3 and will be divided into two parts. The general director of Territorial Planning, Ecological Transition and Waters of the Canarian Government, Víctor Navarro was also present during the signature, as well as the general director of the Fight against Climate Change of the area, José Domingo Fernández; the councillor for Waters and residue of Fuerteventura's Cabildo, Carlos Rodríguez; and the mayor of the municipality, Juan Jiménez. Víctor Navarro indicated that “the project includes the pre-treatment with a rotating filter in order to eliminate the large waste at the entrance and the installation of an airing mechanism”. On the other hand, Carlos Rodríguez pointed out the necessity to make those changes “to improve the situation that is critical at present. The extension will allow for a better flow, that increases during the rainy season and will provide better visibility for building projects that are stopped because of the current capacity of the treatment plant. It is a great improvement for durability, the repercussion and use of residual water”. Finally, Juan Jiménez indicated that the ayuntamiento “is committed to the environment durability and this is why they are working on a strategic plan of actions at medium term, including concrete actions and some urgencies such as the creation of this new reservoir”.