The Mayor of Yecla, Mark Ortuño, accompanied by the Minister of Agriculture, Antonio Cerda, attended the ceremony of laying the first stone of the dam that will take advantage of treated water for irrigation in the Wastewater Treatment Station of Yecla.
The reservoir will have a capacity of over 400,000 cubic meters, and represents an investment of EUR 2.6 million fully funded by the Ministry of Agriculture and Water.
The deadline for completion of works is nine months.
The construction of the reservoir responds to the "commitment of the government team for the full utilization of the available water resources in the district, so that the city of Yecla provides a plot of municipal ownership of more than 154,000 square meters for construction This reservoir irrigation community. "
The reservoir will serve two irrigation communities that have authorized the use of such treated water, the Santiago del Pozo and the Mollidar Hoya-The Portichuelo
The irrigation communities manage the operation and maintenance of the dam, and made the appropriate checks and analyzes required by current regulations.
The presidents both irrigation communities have assessed very positively this agreement, because "improvement projects of irrigation and reuse of treated water benefit agriculture and sustain one of the sectors of the economy remain yeclanos".
Ortuño Marcos Mayor stressed that "the storage and use of wastewater for irrigation and refined in our town is a sign of responsibility and environmental efficiency by farmers yeclanos and consider this agreement confirms the commitment of defense and a public resource, scarce and perishable in our land, therefore, must be protected, regulated and shared: water ".
Source: Ayuntamiento de Yecla