SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, 24 Jan. (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Ministry of Ecological Transition, Fight against Climate Change and Territorial Planning of the Government of the Canary Islands has provisionally awarded the subsidy for the improvement of the Tamaide drinking water tank, in the Tenerife municipality of Santa Úrsula, for an amount of 352,099.78 euros.
Said amount corresponds to 80% of the cost of the action, to improve the efficiency and repair of water losses in the supply pipe system, as well as in the tank, through different actions.
The Government of the Canary Islands thus promotes the improvement of energy efficiency in networks and infrastructures of the water cycle and thus meets the objectives set within the call for subsidies of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan, which it allocates for the Canary Islands 5,7 million euros to improve the supply and reduce losses in the networks of small and medium-sized municipalities.
The Regional Councilor for the Area, José Antonio Valbuena, explained that the Ministry is in the process of definitively awarding these grants aimed at improving the water cycle in different municipalities of the archipelago after the acceptance of these subsidies by local corporations.
“These aids are a great opportunity to renew the supply systems, preventing the loss of such a scarce and precious asset such as water and supporting the increase of this resource for the people residing in Santa Úrsula,” stressed the counselor.
Valbuena recalled that the water supply is “a vital service for all human beings”, and insisted on the importance of granting aid to municipalities facing the demographic challenge that do not have such efficient or up-to-date systems.