Orihuela flood review

By John Smith Sunday, 05 March 2017 09:00 0
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A REPORT produced by Hidraqua as part of its Orihuela Costa Storm Water Master Plan suggests that it will cost in excess of €17 million to ensure that Orihuela will not be flooded in the future even if there are heavy downpours.

Whilst the council is pleased that it now has detailed information on the exact problems of drainage and how to resolve them, it simply doesn’t have the funds available to undertake the recommend 12 actions drawn up in the plan.

It accepts that some improvements are relatively inexpensive but recognises that some will cost as much as €1 million and the only way in which this work could be consider would be if external funds from government or the European Union could be made available.

The major problems facing the town which have to be resolved are insufficient modern drains so that water has to run off through inefficient ‘ramblas’ and the fact that building has interrupted many of the natural channels of evacuation, causing pooling and floods.

The resolution of the problem lies with investment in large drainage pipes which will take heavy loads of water to the beaches but apart from the financial difficulties being faced, there will also be a need to agree plans of action with other towns such as Torrevieja.

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