The water utility company, Aguas y Servicios, which provides service for the Costa Tropical and the Alpujarra, has been out clearing drains.
Workmen have been hooking out litter and vegetation from rains drains all over the comarca (county) including Motril, Gualchos-Castell de Ferro, Lújar, Almuñécar, Otívar, Jete, Lentegí, Salobreña, Molvízar, Ítrabo, Albuñol, Albondón, Rubite, Polopos-La Mamola and Sorvilán.
These 15 municipalities belong to the Ciclo Integral de Agua de la Costa Tropical, and between them have 441 kilometres of drainage systems with 11,022 rain drains.
The task is huge because the company calculates that it will have to carry out 37,800 separate cleaning operations before the year is out. So far they have concluded 27,040, removing 151,551 kilos of rubbish.
Actually, it’s litres; not kilos, as volume is worked out in litres rather than weight.
With this rain that fell yesterday, it is good to know that most of the rain drains are in working order, no?
(News: Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)