Benidorm approves an investment of more than 800,000 euros to modernize WWTP transmissions and pumping
Benidorm Local Government Board has given the green light to the 'Improvement number 4' for the Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) with which the plant's transmission system and the pumping network of the plant will be modernized city. The Councilor for Water Cycle, José Ramón González de Zárate, explained that with this improvement “the automation, remote control and remote control systems of all these facilities are technologically updated, which will allow, among other things, to detect and resolve in a much faster way possible incidents that may occur in the sewage and purification network ”.
De Zárate explained that this improvement involves “an investment of more than 800,000 euros”, which will be assumed by the WWTP concessionaire, Aquambiente, within the management contract that provides for works and actions for a total amount of 6 million euros during the period of validity of the same.
The councillor has indicated that "municipal technicians indicate that it is necessary to modernize these systems, as proposed by Aquambiente, since its operation is essential to avoid spills of wastewater into the environment." “We talk about the fact that depending on the line, the technology of some telecommunications boards is older than 15 years, which makes updating essential for the operation to be much more efficient and for the resolution of possible problems and incidents be immediate ”-
The councilor of Cycle of the Water has indicated that the works will be executed next year, like those of the ‘Improvement number 3’, approved last August and that it is aimed at reducing the conductivity of the water that is reused for agriculture. An improvement, the 3, which represents an investment close to 800,000 euros, which will also be assumed by Aquambiente, and that will allow significant economic savings and increase the quality of the reused water used for irrigation, thus addressing the claim of the farmers.
In view of both investments, De Zárate has highlighted the permanent effort of Benidorm City Council to improve the facilities of the WWTP, one of the “most critical and most fundamental infrastructure” for the city. The councillor has taken the opportunity to urge the Generalitat Valenciana "to follow the example of Benidorm and fulfill its obligation to invest in the maintenance and improvement of the WWTP".