WORKS on upgrading the water and sewage systems in the area around Orihuela’s Guardia Civil station and Calle Charamita are all but done, Infrastructure councillor Angel Noguera has announced.
The councillor explained that old drinking water pipes with lead connections have been replaced and the sewage network has been substituted completely.
The council said the water pipes works had been necessary due to numerous cuts to supply and the insufficient capacity of the system, leading to a service which was lacking and causing considerable inconvenience to local residents.
In the case of the sewage system, the pipes had deteriorated with age, resulting in blockages and overflows, with the unpleasant consequences for properties.
The local authority is confident that the works on both systems will bring benefits for local residents and that the new materials will last for many years. The administration also affirmed that the creation of more efficient hydraulic circuits would an improvement in the quality of the water due to better circulation, allowing for “better control of the network and the optimization of flow and pressure”, according to Noguera.
What’s more, the councillor said, the project has involved other improvements in the area, including improved storm drain infrastructure, “improving its capacity and reducing the problem in the zone in rain episodes.”