Cabildo and CIAF submit to public information the declaration of water emergency on the Island

Cabildo and CIAF submit to public information the declaration of water emergency on the Island

Thursday, July 21, 2022.-

The Fuerteventura Island Water Council submits to public information for a period of five days the proposed declaration of a water emergency on the Island, following the announcement published today, Thursday, July 21, in the Official Gazette of the Canary Islands. A measure adopted by the existing situation of serious risk of shortage of drinking water that crosses Fuerteventura.

The allegations may be presented during the five days indicated, in the Official Registry of the Insular Council of Waters of Fuerteventura in Puerto del Rosario, at Calle Antonio Espinosa, 49, ground floor, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., or in any of the records authorized in accordance with Law 39/2015, of October 1, on the Common Administrative Procedure of Public Administrations.

 In this way, it is proposed to declare a new water emergency situation due to the serious drop in available flows, due to foreseeable transitory circumstances, given the risk of breaking the drive that leads from the desalination plant in Puerto del Rosario to the main tank system regulators of La Herradura. All this, while the new impulsion pipeline, currently under construction and which has an investment of 3 million euros, is being executed and put into service.

 According to the CAAF reports, the pipes of the current line are approaching the end of their useful life, for which they have suffered up to six ruptures in the last year (dated April 10, June 24, August 20, November and December 31, 2021 and April 17, 2022), with the consequent decrease in available flows in various towns on the Island.

 Even more serious, if possible, bearing in mind that the contribution of the Puerto del Rosario production center accounts for 70% of the island’s demand and that the La Herradura deposits feed the main deposits at the head of Fuerteventura, such as Calderetilla and Tiscamanita (central and southern area redistribution) and Morro del Puerco (northern area redistribution).

 The water emergency situation will continue for six months, with the possibility of periodic extension if circumstances so require, to undertake the actions required to correct said situation and that are provided for in the proposal.

 Once the allegations presented have been reported, the proposed resolution to declare the water emergency will be taken to the Governing Board of the Insular Water Council for approval and subsequent publication in the BOC.

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