By Cathy Elelman • 21 November 2019 • 16:00
SATISFIED: The Junta delegate said the meeting had been an opportunity to discuss how to address the water scarcity.
CREDIT: Aranzazu Martin Moya Facebook
THE Junta de Andalucia said it is seeking solutions to the water deficit situation in the Almanzora Valley.
The Agriculture, Fishing and Sustainable regional ministry’s delegate in Almeria, Aranzazu Martin, Water Infrastructure director general Sergio Arjona and Hydrological Planning and Resources director general Fernando Delgado met this week with the Living Aquifers Association and the Almanzora Water Defence Platform to discuss the matter.
Aranzazu Martin outlined the position of the Andalucia government on carrying out investigative surveys in the Almanzora region as a first step for providing emergency wells exclusively for supplying municipalities in the area with problems.
As was talked about at the meeting, there are Almanzora towns which have difficulties in terms of water supply as a result of the closure of transfers from the Negratin reservoir, notably Albox and Olula del Rio.
The Junta delegate told the Living Aquifers Association and the Almanzora Water Defence Platform the Andalucia administration is calling on the national government to transfer a hectare of water to guarantee supply.
Aranzazu Martin expressed satisfaction at the meeting, commenting it had been an opportunity to report on the available information on the water situation in this region of the province as well as to look at how to address the water scarcity.
The Junta delegate also stressed her department would continue working “to find joint solutions with the affected Almanzora councils.”
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
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