The City Hall of La Victoria de Acentejo has received help from more than one million euros to start renovating its obsolete drinking water supply network and reduce the high losses generated by leaks from this inefficient system. The mayor of the municipality, Juan Antonio Garcia Abreu (PSOE)celebrates the arrival of “this important economic amount that will serve to continue working for our town” and to advance a long-term objective, which is the total improvement of the system of pipes that carry water for human consumption to homes and companies of this municipality of just over 9,000 inhabitants.
These funds will be transferred to the northern municipality through the Regional Council for Ecological Transition, Fight Against Climate Change and Territorial Planningcoordinated by the socialist adviser Jose Antonio Valbuena. “They have given the go-ahead to the project that we presented to improve the water supply network and reduce leaks and that will allow us to receive these European funds,” celebrates the president.
To Juan Antonio Garcia Abreuone of the priorities of the present and the future is to “improve a water service that is already very old and has become obsolete, which also causes enormous economic losses for everyone and harms our environment by losing control of this important natural resource».
With this million euros, the Consistory victoriero plans to intervene in Domingo Salazar, Arrayanero, Los Bajos, Los Cercados Bajos and Combate streets. In addition, the improvement of the water supply network for human consumption is also underway in the second phase of old road.
The mayor calculates that the municipality needs about 19 million euros more for the total renovation
Despite these two projects, there is still a lot of work to be done and the mayor estimates it at around 19 million euros plus the amount he will need Acentejo’s Victory to address this municipal priority. In a recent interview with EL DÍA, Juan Antonio Garcia Abreu He detailed that his municipality has the obligation to “improve the entire network of pipes, which are many years old and that generates many losses and breaks that have a high economic cost. It’s the next big goal.”
“Experts have told us that changing the entire deficient drinking water network costs 20 million euros”, of which the first million has already been obtained, but García Abreu recalled that Acentejo’s Victory it has «an average annual budget of 8.6 million euros, for everything, so we will need, yes or yes, the support of other public administrations to keep advancing on this goal».