WORK is underway to eliminate flooding in the La Paloma area. The project, which is costing €1.5 million and estimated to take nine months, has begun with the installation of pipeline that drains into the Rio Verde.
The works, which were awarded by the Costa Tropical’s Commonwealth of Municipalities to the company Sexitano Cofer aim “to install a system of pipelines to Rio Verde to collect rainwater,” according to municipal engineer, Juan Jose Fernandez. He added they will also renew “the supply and sanitation networks and the roads that are affected.”
Almuñecar’s mayor, Trinidad Herrera, set the process in motion several months ago after locals asked for these improvements. Ms Herrera held several meetings with residents and businesses from the area to inform them of the process. She commented, “it is a complex project because of the volume of work and the material and machinery it requires,” but that “we expect everything to be developed in the best conditions and with the minimum of discomfort for neighbours and businessmen in the area.”
The project will mostly affect Avenida Suspiro del Moro, which gives access to the neighbourhood, San Sebastián and the La Paloma neighbourhood, including the urban area of Río Verde.