The article here on the town hall site has details of spending of just under 1 million euros to improve the supply of drinking water to Almerimar.
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Almerimar will have a drinking water tank with a capacity for 3,000 m3 that will involve an investment of close to 1,000,000 euros
The works will consist of the construction of a new space, which will replace the existing one. It will be rectangular in shape and will be configured in two reinforced concrete tanks with a capacity of 1,500 m3 each, which will be expanded by two more tanks later, until reaching a capacity of 6,000 m3.
The mayor, Francisco Góngora, stressed that "with this action we will meet the existing demand in this area, which is experiencing significant population growth and will allow a notable improvement in the operation and efficiency of the supply network"
On the other hand, the entry into service of the Potable Water Pumping Station from the Ejido Beach Reservoir to that of Almerimar, completed and undergoing tests, will allow the joint use of both infrastructures, significantly increasing the guarantee of supply in the area of Almerimar, in addition to allowing the supply of desalinated water to the area dominated by the new reservoir
The core of Almerimar will have a drinking water tank with a capacity for 3,000 m3, an infrastructure that will involve an investment of close to 1,000,000 euros for the City Council and whose deadline for submitting offers for contracting the execution of the project ends this week. This tank will reach a capacity of 6,000 m3 in the future after a second phase in which two more tanks of 1,500 m3 capacity each will be built. The works to be carried out have a Base Bid Budget of 927,777.97 euros.
The mayor, Francisco Góngora, stressed that "with this action we will meet the existing demand in this area, which is experiencing significant population growth and will allow a notable improvement in the operation and efficiency of the supply network."
Likewise, the control building and auxiliary elements have been projected to guarantee the supply during the works; the exploitation of the same, in addition, can facilitate the future expansion of the infrastructure through the addition of new vessels. For this reason, as Góngora has remarked, “it is a highly relevant project that will allow a substantial improvement and optimization in the provision of this service”.
On the other hand, Góngora recalled that "the entry into service of the Potable Water Pumping Station from the Ejido Beach Reservoir to the Almerimar Reservoir, concluded and currently in the testing phase, will allow the joint use of both reservoirs, increasing greatly The guarantee of supply to the Almerimar area in the event of failure or unavailability of the existing catchments is significant, in addition to guaranteeing the supply of desalinated water to the area dominated by the new reservoir ”. These connection works for both deposits were awarded for an amount offered of 380,048.43 euros.
Added to all this are the works being carried out in Almerimar and which are also aimed at improving the supply of drinking water through the "Renovation Project of the Supply Network of Ejido Beach, Almerimar, El Ejido", whose budget of Total execution amounts to the amount of 1,570,744 euros and it consists of four phases. The first phase corresponding to the South Zone ring, is already ready; the second is pending authorization by the General Directorate of Coasts, affects the area of the Paseo Marítimo; the third phase will be put out to tender this summer, corresponding to the northern zone; and there will be a fourth phase that will be executed just after the renovation in the north zone.
All these actions, together with other smaller ones, started or in process, but all of them aimed at improving the supply in Almerimar add up to a total amount of 2.5 million euros.