Indignation in the costa del sol by the lack of sewage treatment plants
The lack of sewage treatment plants and the fate of the money raised from the regional canon are the main concerns of the Forum of sanitation of the Costa del Sol, as explained by the new Coordinator of the entity, Antonio Aranda.
Antonio Aranda is the Secretary of the general manager of the Association of entrepreneurs hoteliers of the Costa del Sol (AEHCOS) and the relay as the Coordinator of the cited Forum has taken to Salvador Vilches, who had presided over this institution since its foundation in October 2007.
During the session of the forum for the past 19 February already directed by Antonio Aranda, two fundamental issues discussed: the lack of sewage treatment plants and the fate of the money raised from the regional canon.
The Forum is integrated by AEHCOS, Confederations of businessmen of Andalusia (CEA) and Malaga (CEM), among others.
In relation to the lack of sewage treatment plants, highlighted the situation of Nerja, whose water treatment plant is currently running and had an initial 43 million euro tender.
However, was finally awarded in the amount of 19 million euros. Therefore, the Forum ask administrations “what is has diminished whereas this economic difference”.
In relation to the sewage treatment plant of the area of the Guadalhorce, partners of the Forum have been concerned by the “existence of discrepancies in regard to its location and the municipalities that will make use of the same”.
Is also finally determined the third sewage treatment plant of Malaga “which today still date of execution and location’.
And is that while the Malaga city Council requested that the third sewage treatment plant has a flow of debugging of 100,000 cubic meters a day, the Junta de Andalucia offers an alternative to 43,000 cubic meters.
“This situation is worrisome because the date of completion of the sewage treatment plant, planned for the next five or six years, its capacity will already be small,” reported the entity.
The Genal Valley is another of the areas of concern to the Forum. “In this area is a study a few years ago, which was paid for with taxes of Andalusia and which will not finally be released. We have to continue waiting for”reviewed one of the assistants.
Forum has also shown its concern by obsolete collectors. They allege that they “have leakage, as a result of the passage of time and lack of proper maintenance”.
Canon in the the water bill to finance works
In relation to Regional Canon, in force since May of 2011, the Forum pointed out that it is a solidarity fee, to be paid for all the Andalusians since it is included in the water bill.
Is also a finalist fee, since it aims to go to water, preferably to debugging infrastructure.
Forum calculates that “the collection today ranges between 250 and 300 million euros, money which the destination is unknown although Forum representatives have requested that information on various occasions”.
MÃ¡laga is the Andalusian province that financially most contributes to this canon, both by the number of inhabitants, for being the Andalusian province which has more tourist overnights.
In 2014 were counted more than 23.5 million overnight stays in hotels and regulated apartments and more than 1 million overnight stays in camping. The Forum has considered 220 litres per overnight stay, since the barrel is based on consumption, this allows accounting for income figures. However the Forum regrets “the lack of return value”.
“The Forum will continue to work for a destination sustainable and quality, as they preach some of our politicians, but appears in his speeches is not very clear what the position of sanitation. We ask the different political parties which are presented to the autonomous and municipal elections a clear by integral sanitation “, says the Coordinator, Antonio Aranda.