Elche will invest more than 3 million euros in projects against torrential rains


The Local Government Board of Elche has agreed to build rain collectors and reservoirs with the collaboration of Aigües d’Elx in order to reduce the damage that may be caused by future storms. As explained by the spokesman of the Government Team, Héctor Díez, the purpose of this initiative is to reduce the damages and conditions that may cause future stormy and tempestuous phenomena, which are increasingly common on the Costa Blanca.

Among the five approved projects of Aigües d’Elx, the implementation of a water tank automation will be launched, which will allow all the water stored and treated by the Algorós treatment plant to be pumped back into the urban area and regenerated. In addition, the Hoya water collector will also be renewed and the rainwater collector connection project on the Santa Pola road will begin.

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On the other hand, a project that allows the increase in the capacity and storage of rainwater in Arenales del Sol has also been approved. The objective is to create an anti-storm tank and store the rain to avoid flooding and disasters. Finally, the stormwater raft of Torrellano will also be reformed. All these initiatives involve an investment of more than 3 million euros.


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