Benidorm clears water channels
BENIDORM council workers have been cleaning rubbish that has accumulated in the town’s water channels that collect the run-off water from the area’s ravines. In all twenty 4,000-litre capacity bins were filled with up with solid waste and vegetation
Urban scene councillor, José Ramón González de Zárate, said "For the past two months, Hidraqua operators, and municipal brigades formed by young people hired by the council, thanks to European funds, have cleared out the town’s six water channels to leave them ready to cope with any possible episodes of heavy rains.”
The rubbish accumulated could have potentially caused a channel to block in the case of heavy rainfall, resulting in flooding.
De Zárate said, "We can only take action on the urban section of the water channels, since the cleaning of the rest of the channel is the responsibility of the Jucar Hydrographic Confederation."
He also explained that “the municipal brigades are now focusing on the cleaning of rural roads"; although they would check on the water channels to clear them when necessary.