Everybody says no to Tajo-Segura cuts

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Everybody says no to Tajo-Segura cuts
BUENDIA RESERVOIR: Helps to supply the Tajo-Segura pipeline Photo credit: Ziegler 175

BENIDORM Town Hall entered the Tajo-Segura fray and will ask the central government not to reduce water transfers to southern Alicante.

The proposed reduction, which the local government described as “inopportune, arbitrary and lacking in justification” will be tabled at Benidorm council’s next plenary meeting.

Approval is assured as opposition to the Tajo-Segura cuts crosses all party lines. Ximo Puig (PSOE) who heads the regional government is currently fighting the proposed cuts proposed by the PSOE-Unidas Podemos coalition in Madrid and the trade unions have also weighed in, with support from UGT.

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Ana Pellicer, Benidorm’s deputy mayor, recently attended an emergency meeting of the Provincial Water Commission, called by Carlos Mazon, the Diputacion president.

Mazon has urged the South-East region, Murcia and Andalucia to join forces and present a common front in opposing cuts to the essential water transfers to southern Alicante, Murcia and Almeria.

The central government wants to reduce the transfer that should leave the Entrepeñas and Buendia reservoirs in Guadalajara each month from 38 to 27 hectometre.


All opponents from all institutions and parties are agreed  that no decision should be made until the Tajo Basin Water Plan has been completed, as this will give full details of reserves and the measures that should be taken.


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Linda Hall
Linda came to Spain to live when she was 24, just over 52 years ago, and her husband is Spanish. She began writing for English-language local newspapers in the mid-1970s and hasn’t stopped since! She leads a Spanish life, which she believes is vital when conveying the news to English-speaking residents, and along the way she produced two editions of Expand Your Spanish, helping English-speakers to enlarge their knowledge of the language. She was excited to be in at the birth of the Euro Weekly News in 1999 and is still passionately writing for the paper 22 years later.

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