The Cabildo de Tenerife, through the Insular Water Council, has approved a budget of 208,319 euros for the drafting of a project to install a desalination plant in the Güímar Valley, as indicated by the Minister of Sustainable Development and Fight against Change Climate, Javier Rodríguez, who adds that it will have “the capacity to desalinate 21,000 cubic meters of water per day, with the possibility of reaching up to 42,000, quite considerable quantities and supplying the entire Valley with it.”
“The Güímar valley is an area that suffers from continuous tension from the water point of view”, indicated the island councilor for Sustainable Development and the Fight against Climate Change, Javier Rodríguez Medina, who pointed out that due to this “even the prices of water are more variable than in other neighboring counties”, this installation will have capacity“.
Rodríguez Medina has stressed the importance of supplying water, sanitation and purification resources to a space such as the Valle de Güímar industrial estate, “of special relevance due to its economic activity not only for the region (Candelaria, Güímar and Arafo), but for the whole island.
In this regard, the island councilor emphasizes the “significant investment” that the Cabildo is making in the Güímar Valley through actions in the area, such as the urban wastewater treatment plants (EDARU) and industrial wastewater treatment plants (EDARI). For the installation of the EDAM, the Cabildo has already obtained the corresponding land for its installation.