Diaz says the “record time” in which the works have been carried out of the water pipes in the Almanzora.

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The president of the Junta de Andalucía, Susana Díaz, has stressed on Monday the “record time” to have been executed and completed the works for replacing water pipes of the Tajo-Segura, Almanzora and Negratín transfers in Huercal-Overa (Almería), to ensure the provision providing for both the population and for irrigation of crops in the region.

Speaking to reporters after visiting the new infrastructure, Diaz praised the work done from September floods 2012 that ended 18 kilometers of pipeline have recovered now, thus highlighted the “coordination, cooperation” and “collaboration” maintained between administrations as well as the “means” staff, since they have invested some 18 million in the execution of work.

With this, President pointed out the “impact” it will take for the economy of the area recount this infrastructure to reuse irrigation and the “importancia vital” it is for 150.000 neighbors of the Almanzora have this resource. “These pipes was a priority”, Diaz has stated, who has transferred his “satisfaction” with the result.

The president of the regional government has stressed this performance the need for cooperation between the administrations. “Will continue to explore other infrastructure to a region that has to be a priority for us for obvious reasons and because it needs a clear, sharp bet all governments”, indicated.

RISK OF SUPPLY

The floods of 2012 ripped the pipes carrying water from the Tajo-Segura, Almanzora and Negratín transfers to the dam of Cuevas del Almanzora, an issue that threatened the water supply from the water year 2013-2014.

Although the water stored in the swamp has allowed provisionally meet both urban consumption and irrigation, replacement of pipelines is of vital importance for the region, as it will ensure the supply with external water diversions from.

En total, were installed 18,6 kilometers of pipeline between the Rambla de The Jumper –confluence of the transfers– to the foot of the dam of Cuevas del Almanzora, with a capacity of more than 200 million liters of water a day, new pipes will carry the water for the near 150.000 inhabitants of the region and a 24.000 hectares, Major productions of fruit, citrus fruits and vegetables outdoors.

These works of replacement of pipes, which also includes the construction of a bypass valve box for receiving the flow, two of them transfers, It represents an investment of 18 million.

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