The works of the new drinking water regulating tank being built in the Las Mesas area of Estepona are already executed at 25%, a hydraulic infrastructure that will expand the city’s supply guarantee by storing up to 15,000 cubic meters, as announced on Tuesday by the mayor, José María García Urbano.
The councilor explained that the future deposit extends the guarantee of supplycovering the needs in times of maximum demand and to place these magnitudes in a practical case, has indicated that this infrastructure would be capable of supply the city for a day and a half if the situation arose.
García Urbano pointed out that this new infrastructure is located in the plot adjoining that of the current deposit, notably expanding the city’s drinking water storage capacity from Current 1,000 cubic meters to 15,000 cubic meters.
The new work, which is being carried out by the Town Hall and Hidralia, the company that manages the complete water cycle in Estepona, began last January and has a lead time of 11 months. With a investment of more than 3.7 million euros, included in the infrastructure improvement canon, the new deposit will have two vessels of 7,500 cubic meters each to improve its operation and maintenance.
Jobs include the installation of the inlet and outlet networks of the tank and it is planned that during construction use 270 tons of steel and 5,000 cubic meters of concrete.
The councilor has indicated that the new deposit will take on even more importance when the next action planned by the City Council and Hidralia is carried out, and that it will consist of the installation of a supply pipe that will allow interconnecting the networks of the eastern part of the municipality (Selwo) with those of the urban area and the western area (urban limit of Buenas Noches).
The objective of this action is to increase the guarantee of supply of this part of the municipality under normal conditions, and above all, in periods of emergency due to drought, in which restrictions could occur in part of the city as a result of the lack of interconnection.