Almuñécar Water-Table Problem

Almuñécar Town Council, at the suggestion of the Councillor for the Environment, has asked the Junta to inject water into the water table to avoid salinisation.

ALM Vega Rio VerdeThis request bore the signature of the representatives of the Comunidades de Regantes, as well as that of Councillor Aragón.

Almuñécar wants a cubic hectometre of water through the freshwater, seabed pipeline to be pumped down into the water table to keep seawater from creeping in as the freshwater level drops.

If it does seep in, it would mean the pumps in the vega wells will be sucking up salt water when the summer comes. This happened in the late 80s and resulted in the loss of thousands of fruit trees.

Luis Aragón pointed out that on the 2nd of December, 2020, the Town Council approached the Mancomunidad de Municipios de la Costa Tropical concerning the viability of pumping fresh water into the water table via the said pipeline during the off-season months when there is less domestic demand. Almuñécar wants to back its request for the use of the submarine pipeline using this viability study.

(News: Almunecar, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

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