Waste not, want not

FILLING UP: Water from the L’Illa swimming pool will be used to hose down Benidorm streets Photo credit: Benidorm town hall

WATER drained from the swimming pool at Benidorm’s L’Illa sports complex will be used to hose down streets.
“We do this each year when the pool is emptied for maintenance so that the water isn’t wasted,” explained Jose Ramon Gonzalez de Zarate, councillor responsible for Water and Street Cleaning.
“Between them, the pool’s two sections contain more than 400,000 litres of water, which is enough to clean the streets for around a week,” he added.
“The town hall should be the first to set a good example by reusing water, as this will have more effect on public awareness.”
De Zarate also pointed out that the FCC services concessionary habitually used recycled water to clean the town’s streets.
“All neighbourhoods have hydrants giving access to the recycled water that is used each day.”
The councillor also announced that by mid-September and in October, his department would once again ask residents’ communities to notify the town hall when they intended to empty swimming pools so that the water could be collected and used for street-cleaning.

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Originally from the UK, Linda is based in Valenca and is a reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering local news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]


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