| The Community will invest 28 million euros in improvements in purification and sanitation in the municipalities around the Mar Menor | The Minister of Water, Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Environment, Antonio Luengo, announced that the regional government is going to make investments in water treatment and sanitation improvements, worth 28 million euros, in the municipalities of Fuente Álamo , San Javier, San Pedro del Pinatar, Torre-Pacheco, La Unión, Los Alcázares, Cartagena and Murcia.Statements made after chairing a new meeting of the Mar Menor Inter-Administrative Coordination Forum, held in the San Pedro del Pinatar City Hall, in which the mayors of Cartagena, San Javier and Los Alcázares participated, in addition to the host councilor, Visitación Martínez, who alluded to the issues and requests that concern the municipality of Pinar del Río, such as the next actions in the treatment plant or the request to the Hydrographic Confederation of the project that should end the problem of water avenues in the area of The mojon.
In addition, he has also highlighted some actions that San Pedro del Pinatar is carrying out to improve the salty lagoon, among them, the renewal of the drinking water network that will conclude next spring and that will eliminate water leaks to the subsoil.At the meeting, actions that will be implemented in the different municipalities have been discussed, which consist of adapting the wastewater treatment plants, improving the purification systems and installing more advanced treatments, in addition to making environmental tanks that will help reduce the floods during episodes of heavy rainfall.One of the largest actions will be the installation of the environmental tank in Torre-Pacheco that will collect the first most polluted waters.
The capacity of this new tank will be 66,000 cubic meters, which corresponds to the maximum flow of the treatment plant of 9 days.
In this way, the reliefs will disappear, except in cases of very intense rains in short periods of time.Also noteworthy is the quaternary treatment facility at the San Javier WWTP, the expansion and improvement of the pretreatment of the San Pedro del Pinatar WWTP, and the regulation tank for tertiary treatment at the La Unión WWTP.The adaptation plan in the municipalities of the Murcian coastline, financed by the ESAMUR Sanitation Entity, has been launched in 2020 and all improvements are expected to be completed by 2024.
Reclaimed water is a very valuable resource in which economic, social and environmental aspects are taken into account.
Echoing these aspects, the Murcia Region continues to lead in terms of water reuse, treating 98.8 percent of everything that reaches its 98 treatment plants annually.Ecological status of the Mar MenorAs usual, during the meeting he also realized the parameters that permanently measure the evolution of the ecosystem, which "allow us to know weekly how the Mar Menor is and, what is more important, to be able to compare it with the historical series that we launched in 2016.
"Thus, according to measurements on October 8, chlorophyll is at 0.84 µg / l, salinity is at 41.71 gr / l, oxygen is at 6.78 mg / l, turbidity falls.
up to 0.70 FTU and the average transparency is 5.27 meters.
The temperature, meanwhile, drops to 21.48 degrees.
All the variables analyzed show better results than those analyzed on the same date last year.
Source: Ayuntamiento de San Pedro del Pinatar