The action, which will replace the current fiber cement pipes, will be completed in about two months
Benidorm implements new rainwater collectors and renews the drinking water pipes on Ciudad Real street
The Department of the Water Cycle, is proceeding to renew the drinking water pipes in Ciudad Real street, in Rincón de Loix, in order to eliminate the current fiber cement pipe for another cast iron with a wider diameter and therefore higher capacity.
This intervention involves an investment of 722,350.03 euros financed by the concessionaire of the Integral Water Cycle, Hidraqua, charged to the Infrastructure Renewal Fund. The current one is a 500-mm fiber cement pipe, which is being replaced by another 600-mm diameter cast iron pipe. This conduction, once completed, will have a length of about 350 meters.
Parallel to this action, the installation of a new rainwater network is also being carried out, which until now did not exist in this section. The investment, in this case, amounts to 359,975 euros, which is assumed by the IMED Levante hospital, since due to the expansion of the health center, current regulations oblige it to divert the collection of this water from the entire block to the Barceló ravine.
"We carried out these works because the fiber cement pipe was in very poor condition, with leaks, and was more than 30 years old and, taking advantage of the expansion of the IMED Levante hospital, we installed the rainwater network in a parallel pipe in a branch of the street" explained José Ramón González de Zárate, Councilor for the Water Cycle.
Both pipes run together so that once installed, all you have to do is pave the road. The drinking water pipeline covers the section that goes from Severo Ochoa to Bernat de Sarrià, while the rainwater pipeline begins in Severo Ochoa and ends at the height of the Barceló ravine. About 230 meters in length.
"The regulations oblige the hospital to connect the rainwater network to the ravine collector and in view of this circumstance we have taken the opportunity to place the drinking water pipe and the rainwater pipe" added the mayor. González de Zárate has insisted that these are "very important works" and has considered that "now is the time to undertake them because we are in low season, it is an area with many hotels and apartments and in this way, we can have everything finished at late January or early February.