The Estepona City Council reports that so far this year it has cleaned more than 138 kilometers of the sanitation network to guarantee its excellence and proper functioning.

The deputy mayor of the Services and External Control area, Blas Ruzafa, has indicated that these actions, which are being carried out by the company that manages the integral water cycle in Estepona (Hidralia) in collaboration with the Town Hall, are essential because they guarantee that the network works properly and they reduce the risk of flooding in the event of heavy rains.

For this reason, for the City Council it is “essential to have good planning in the work of cleaning, conservation and preventive maintenance of the sewer system”.

As a novelty, Ruzafa explained that this year the service concessionaire has incorporated an inspection team with a pole, which allows increasing the efficiency of these works.

The operation of this new equipment, despite being technologically advanced, is quite simple: the pole, which has a camera at one of its ends, is inserted into the wells to observe the operating status of that sector of the network and thus Prioritize the areas that most urgently need cleaning. In this way, it increases the efficiency of the process by reducing both work times and energy and water consumption.

The bet that the company is making for the digital transformation of the service plays a fundamental role for the effectiveness of these works. Through the tools available, a continuous control of the data of interest is carried out on preventive and corrective maintenance, mapping, topography and inspections. All this to favor the resilience of the city, as indicated by the municipal head of Services and External Control.

To all this we must add that more than 16,000 scuppers and grids have already been cleaned throughout the municipality this year. Some works that, although carried out continuously in all seasons, have intensified in recent months to prepare the city for the autumn rains, prioritizing critical areas such as the surroundings of educational centers.

The scuppers are the urban elements that collect rainwater and divert it to the sewage network, seeing their drainage capacity limited when they are clogged with waste dragged by the rainwater. This campaign reinforces the preventive cleaning work carried out by two teams on a regular basis throughout the year in Estepona to guarantee maximum hydraulic capacity in times of heavy rainfall.

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