The sanitation network of Porís de Abona, Abades and Las Maretas is a preferred action for the City Council of Arico. This is an investment of 1,241,280 euros of which the Cabildo contributes 90%, included in the 2018-2021 Cooperation Plan, “which has not been executed and which was pending municipal reports, which have already been resumed and work is being done on them as a priority since we have taken office.”
This is stated by the municipal government, which considers it necessary update project and costs, which will increase the economic output. Such a measure is necessary due to the age of the unexecuted project. This issue was addressed in a meeting with Sonia Hernández, insular counselor of Municipal Cooperation, and the technicians of the area focused on dealing with the situation of the Cooperation Plan.
The mayor, Olivia Delgado, establishes that «the serious sanitation problems that we have encountered, and which have been paralyzed for years, are not resolved in a short period of timebecause it requires drafting and approval of projects, tenders to undertake the works, as well as the time they last, and the support and advice of supra-municipal administrations, taking into account the magnitude of the actions.
To this end, the City Council also requests other actions from the Council regarding sanitation that it also considers a priority, with a cost of 200,000 euros, according to the first deputy mayor, Andrés Martínez.
Likewise, Olivia Delgado announces the contracting of the surveillance and control service of the Abades submarine outfall during the summer. In addition, the City Council is working on establishing a one-year contract in response to the request made last November by the Department of Ecological Transition, “to which no response had been given.”
In the opposition, Arico Somos Todos (Arico ST) requests the list of underwater outfalls in the municipality, a technical report that includes the operating status of each one and a legal report that includes their legal situation. «This initiative responds to the concern that we have always expressed about this matter. “We are very aware of the wastewater treatment in Arico, as well as the lack of sanitation maintenance, which in some centers is charged without having it.”