Benidorm awards Beniardá and the corporation chaired by Ferrer Meliá for their support to ensure water in the city
The Board of Spokesmen argues that there are still many people who remember the drought in Benidorm in 1978 , a circumstance that affected decisively the water supply . Drought that threatened the tourism model by which the city had committed since the 1950s marking a before and an after in water management in the region . If that crisis had not been resolved the city could have had serious consequences for its tourism model .
From this complicated situation , the Corporation allowed Beniardá, on August 28, 1978 to drill in the municipality in search of water resources that Bennidorm needed at the time. "The generosity of people from Beniardá has not only resulted in the strong ties that bind us together as neighbors but has been an example of solidarity without demanding any compensation.