Water improvement

The Town Council is to ask the Balearic Institute for Water and Energy (Ibaen), part of the regional Environment ministry, for financial help to improve its drinking water supply which comes from two wells situated at Can Arabi and two interlinked connections at Can Frare.

The ruling team on the Council is to present the ministry with a report produced by its technical service department.
It is estimated that the cost of this investment will be greater than 600'000 euros.
According to Binissalem's mayor, Miquel Nadal (of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party, PSOE), amongst the most urgent improvement works are the construction of a storage cistern in Can Arabi and valve replacement. “It would also be beneficial”, said Nadal, “to connect the municipal water supply network with the new industrial estate system, enlarging the pipework along camino de Pedaç”.

Conduits currently in existence have become blocked with the passing of time and many sections have not been replaced. Immediate action has become necessary to install new water metres in different parts of the town.

Loss of funds

T he mayor of Soller, Carles Simmaro, has expressed his “disappointment” that nearly 2 million euros originally allocated to his district for major improvements in the port area have been withdrawn.

Simarro was keen to point out that the project had been “drawn up” by the central government Environment ministry and was therefore “saddened” that at a time when Soller is much in need of seafront reform, that the new Socialist central government delegate on the Islands, Ramon Socias, is not able to help secure the funding commitment.

The project was to have included enlargement of the beach in the Través area and a seafront walkway.


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