Amjasa to the rescue in Javea, Costa Blanca

RIVER GORGOS: Banks are in need of repair. Photo credit: Javea town hall

MUNICIPAL water company Amjasa will repair the River Gorgos embankment that originally collapsed during the Costa Blanca floods of 2007. Putting the €162,052 contract out to tender is being fast-tracked as the river retaining wall suffered more damage still when the Gorgos flooded last January. This exposed a pipeline belonging to the domestic supply network that takes vital water from the Javea desalination plant to the town centre, Amjasa sources explained. Repairs should take two months and as well concealing the pipeline once more, it will be necessary to stabilise and rebuild the part of the riverbank that supports it. This part of the riverbank has been in a precarious condition since the embankment was eroded by flooding 13 years and it has steadily deteriorated during successive flash floods. The Gorgos, like all large and small watercourses in this part of Alicante province, is the responsibility of the Confederacion Hidrografica del Jucar, which failed to carry out repairs in 2007 or since then.

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Lisa Burgess