BENIDORM CITY Council recently reached an agreement with neighbours Finestrat to supply water treatment to part of their municipality.
The water Finestrat currently receives from Consorcio de Aguas de la Marina Baixa will once the infrastructure is set up, be treated by the two water treatment facilities in Benidorm.
The deal, which was unanimously agreed by Benidorm in a council meeting, will help Finestrat deal with heavy period of rains such as the ones the region endured during last Winter.
Once treated, the water will supply the areas of La Cala de Finestrat, the commercial and industrial zone between the two municipalities and the urbanizations of the surrounding areas of Sierra Cortina.
Councillor responsible for water, José Ramón González de Zárate, explained the agreement was an example of “solidarity and collaboration between municipalities” in water treatment, for which “Benidorm has always been a benchmark and we want to continue being seen in this way.’’
According to Zarate, the request made by Finestrat City Council “values our water infrastructures”, he also explained that for the moment , the neighboring municipality of Finestrat is the only one that “has viability” to resort to the water treatment plants in Benidorm.
The reason the arrangement is possible is thanks to an investment carried out by Diputación Provincial de Alicante that allows Finestrat to connect its distribution network to the one of the city.
Both councils are anxious for the water treatment to start as soon as possible and once set up Finestrat will pay Benidorm for the volume of water treated.