The Almería Provincial Council has grouped twelve municipalities to promote the intelligent management of a resource as vital as water. These towns aspire to obtain the granting of aid in kind called by the Junta de Andalucía to promote the development of smart cities and territories in the community called by the Ministry of Economy, Knowledge, Companies and University. The municipalities grouped in the Provincial Council for this objective are Bédar, Cuevas del Almanzora, Carboneras, Huercal-Overa, Los Gallardos, Lúcar, Laroya, Pulpí, Sierro, Somontín, Suflí and Urrácal, that share the Galasa water management service.
These municipalities are eligible for aid in kind that could involve an investment of 800.000 euros for the sensorization of the supply network that makes the management system and the use of water more efficient.
The provincial deputy Álvaro Izquierdo, assumed by the New Technologies Area of the Institution, has highlighted the importance of this initiative and has emphasized “the fluid institutional collaboration to achieve this objective that will benefit municipalities in which water management would be improved thanks to the application of modern technology that will provide a higher quality service”.