The construction of a pumping station will solve the problem of wastewater discharge into the sea from the Golete neighborhood, on the Agache coast. This action, promoted by the municipal government, will last for eight months, for which the authorities apologize to the residents for the foreseeable inconvenience that the work will cause. In fact, the local population is already expressing their discomfort and doubts about this project and its location.
The pumping station “will drive the effluent to the treatment plant”, where the wastewater will be treated and, later, it will be transported to “an absorbent well located nearby”. A project whose execution “has all the necessary authorizations and is financed through the investment plan of the Güímar Water service concession.”
Given the circumstance of him Government of the Canary Islands It kept open a disciplinary file for the discharges generated at this point of the Güimarera coast. A fact that deteriorates the marine environment, which is why “the execution of this sanitation infrastructure is so important for our municipality and even more so if one takes into account that the facilities will have the capacity to treat sewage from other nearby areas in the future.” coast”.
This is how the government group expresses it through its social networks, in which Golete residents also express their concern about the proximity of the wastewater pumping station to the homes. “This project has not been carried out transparently, options have not been considered so that it does not harm the neighbors, those affected have not been notified, the period of allegations has not been exposed, there is no known environmental impact report where study the impact on the health of a population center from which it is not even half a meter away, they have not made the evaluation of the adjoining house until three days after the start of the work…».
Paralyze and relocate
This reflection is seconded by other inhabitants of the place. One of them goes so far as to point out that “this is a serious mistake” and calls for the stoppage of the project, because “it does not have the support of the neighbors who, in addition, are the ones who are going to suffer it.” The strongest claim that is raised alludes to the need to find another location for this pumping station.
The municipal government of Güímar ensures that the construction of this infrastructure occurs “after almost three years of hard administrative work.” It is an “environmental problem” that “is beginning to be solved.” And the Councilor for the Environment, the socialist Beatriz Perdomo, names those who contribute to it. In this regard, she thanks “the invaluable help, advice and professionalism of Manuel Losada Herrero, engineer of Canals, Roads and Ports”, as well as “María Isabel Santos García, secretary of this City Council”. He wants to thank both of them for their efforts, advice, understanding and help, since without them the solution to this problem would not have been achieved.