The Estepona City Council is carrying out a special clearing and pruning plan in the streams of the municipality to prevent flooding in the event of heavy rains.
The deputy mayor of the area of ​​Services and External Control, Blas Ruzafa, has indicated that action will be taken in the sections of the eight streams that are in the periruban area and that are municipal competence.
Thus, up to now, work has been done in the Hornacinos, Cañada Ortega, Taraje and Abejeras streams. In the coming days the performances will continue in El Saladillo, Matas Verdes, La Cala and Arroyo Vaquero. At the moment, more than 6,000 longitudinal meters have been cleared. The Consistory plans to clear up to 15,000 meters.
The works, which began at the beginning of September, consist of the elimination of natural remains that are concentrated in the margins of these streams.
In addition, the Consistory is removing the plastics, glass, containers and waste that have been thrown in the surroundings. In this regard, the City Council appeals to citizens about the importance of respecting the environment and avoiding the disposal of waste that contaminates these enclaves.
The municipal official has stressed the importance of these actions because they free the channels of obstacles that could prevent their normal drainage, while avoiding the formation of plugs that could cause flooding in the event of heavy rainfall.
The Consistory has the required authorizations from the Department of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Sustainable Development of the Junta de Andalucía to act in the stretches of streams that run through urban areas. The autonomous administration is responsible for the channels in the rest of the municipal areas.
Clearing rural roads
In the same way and as every year, it is also working on the clearing of some thirty rural roads, which means preparing more than 160 kilometers. The works, which are consisting of clearing and preserving the margins of these roads, also include road surface maintenance work in some sections.
In addition, the gutters have been cleaned on the roads of La Malagueña, La Alberdina, Nicola and La Cala, by the personnel hired by the Agrarian Reform Plan. Likewise, actions have been taken in other enclaves such as the Parque de los Pedregales and the facilities of the animal shelter ADANA.
These actions of clearing and eliminating dry vegetation also reduce the risks of fires and incidents during the rainy season, in addition to improving the visibility of drivers who circulate on these roads.

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