The candidate of People’s Party to the Presidency of the Cabildo de Tenerife, lope afonsoasks the island government to “get involved and act to help solve the water problem with excess radioactivity detected in a warehouse in San Juan de la Rambla». In Afonso’s opinion, the Cabildo “It has a duty to assist and support municipalities in situations like this”.
“He Council of Tenerife You can’t pass the buck about something like that and you have to take it as a top priority. It is necessary to help resolve this as soon as possible,” he stresses. lope afonsowho defends an insular government model in which “the Cabildo makes itself available to the municipalities at times like this, whether or not we are in the electoral campaign», highlights Afonso.
The Cabildo de Tenerife cannot pass the buck in the face of something like this and must take it as an absolute priority
“The Cabildo must make itself available to the Town Hall of San Juan de la Rambla in the face of this problem of such social importance and alarm. Especially when you should know in advance the serious problems with the water supply that this municipality and the rest of the region suffer, even if it is for other reasons. For lope afonsoit is “unworthy that the water supply continues in this situation in this part of the island”, and advocates “treating it as a priority, also in neighboring towns such as Guancha and Icod de los Vinoswhere I know historically suffer from other problems that also affect drinking water».
Alert in Sinac
EL DÍA published this Monday, May 15, 2023, and in its print edition the following day, which the Ministry of Health of the Government of Spain has published in the National Information System for Drinking Water (Sinac) two reports in which it qualifies as “not suitable for consumption” public supply water from the Aquilino-Las Rosas II reservoir in San Juan de la Rambla due to a excess radioactivity. According to these analyses, the samples double the maximum value allowed by Royal Decree 3/2023, which establishes the technical-sanitary criteria for the quality of drinking water, its control and supply in Spain. The last two radioactivity analyzes are dated on February 27 and April 17 of this year.
Statement from the City Council of San Juan de la Rambla
He Town Hall of San Juan de la Rambla After the disclosure of this information, it published a statement on the municipal website in which it ensures that “there is no risk in the consumption of water.” The Water area affirms that the news in EL DÍA “refers to the last two analyzes carried out on the Aquilino-Las Rosas depositwhich show some results of parameters that have been historically common due to the characteristics of the water and its underground obtaining, this last aspect being the one that contributes the so-called radioactivity, a common natural element in all the waters of underground aquifers».
The City Council maintains that the water is suitable, “because Public Health of the Government of the Canary Islands, in charge of ensuring the safety of the water, has not issued any notice that specifies that there is any risk due to the use of the water from the reservoir”
According to this statement, “Royal Decree 3/2023 substantially reduced the recommended maximum and minimum values for this elementFor this reason, it is now necessary to carry out counter-analytics to delimit the galleries that supply us with water. with more or less radioactivity and to be able to counteract the values that arrive at the deposits. While waiting for the results, the area makes it known that, in any case, this does not mean that the water is not suitable, because up to now Public Health of the Government of the Canary Islandsin charge of ensure water safetyhas not issued any notice that specifies that there is some type of risk from the use of the water from the reservoir.