The Tenerife Island Water Council is building two tanks in the municipality of La Guancha that will serve the Cruz de Tarife desalination plant, specifically one of 2,000 cubic meters and another of 2,600 cubic meters that will accumulate the water prior to its processing.
The Cabildo de Tenerife and SEIASA allocate more than 18 million euros to close the insular ring of reclaimed water
For the realization of this work, the Insular Water Council has budgeted some 2.5 million euros and its completion is scheduled for September 2024, as reported by the Cabildo in a press release.
The Minister of Sustainable Development and the Fight Against Climate Change, Javier Rodríguez Medina, pointed out that these deposits “will serve to accumulate the water from the desalination station.”
In addition, it indicated that “due to the low joint capacity of the municipal tanks supplied by EDAS, it is necessary to have a storage capacity in the Hydraulic Complex itself, so that when demand exceeds production it can be served without interruption and include in the project”.
“These deposits will supply the lower island and will release the high pressure of water consumption coming from the subsoil,” recalled the counselor, who visited the works with the mayor of the municipality, Antonio Hernández.
Precisely Hernández pointed out that “another impulse is given by the Cabildo and the Insular Water Council to an infrastructure that will solve one of the historical problems of the municipality, and of the region, that related to drinking water”, and added that “the start-up of these new deposits will undoubtedly contribute to alleviating water tensions not only in the municipality but in the entire region.
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