HUERCAL-OVERA council has explained details of plans for the water supply network in the San Francisco and part of the Saltador area of the municipality to local residents.
Mayor Francisca Lourdes Fernandez, Public Works councillor Jose Diego Lopez, Urban Planning and Environment councillor Monica Ruiz and Districts councillor Isabel Ruiz were all present for Tuesday’s meeting.
They told residents this will be an important project with works which will run parallel to the ALP-9104, also known as the Los Pozos road, and specifically the ditch.
This was, the council team said, badly damaged by torrential rains between the La Morena river course and Montacar back in 2012, leading to water supply problems for residents of the zone.
The project will provide a “solution”, the Mayor affirmed, “bringing to an end the cuts to supply.”
Fernandez underlined the importance of the planned works for San Francisco and Saltador residents in guaranteeing a basic service and insisted the project is “an example of the work we are carrying out to provide public services to the entire municipality in equal conditions.
“Hence the council prioritised in the budget a section of €88,000 to carry out said works, to which we will add others in Overa.”
The Public Works councillor detailed that the damage to the water supply network had been due to a pipe being washed away leading to numerous breakages.
He said the works will consist of excavating and shoring up ditches in order to lay a new pipe.
The project has a total budget of €148,000, for which there is €60,000 of Diputacion de Almeria funding.
The next step the councillors told residents is to contract out the project, with a view to the works being finished by next summer.