In the XXI century and in what is the capital of the province, there are still population centers where neither electricity nor water reaches. For the first, they have to pull generators and for the second, water tanks. That is the situation experienced by the residents who have their houses in the nuclei of Payba and El Cresal, in the heart of the Anaga Rural Park. They have been demanding these basic services for years without any administration paying attention to them until now. Yesterday, at least they managed to get the Plenary of the Santa Cruz City Council, unanimously, to approve a motion presented by the PSOE to urge the Cabildo of Tenerife to declare both points as agricultural or rural settlements, which would allow the Capital City Council to endow them of light and water.
The agreement they reached was to urge the Cabildo to modify the Rector Plan of the Anaga Rural Park to include them as rural or agricultural settlements, and when that is done, the City Council will face the demand for water, electricity and water purification systems. black.
Pedro Manuel Pérez, representing El Cresal, and Julio Anibal Peña, from Payba, spoke in plenary to record the years they have been claiming the same treatment as for the rest of the residents of Santa Cruz.