Is a project that will be carried out over ten years with a budget of 15 million euros
The works of the first phase of the Bigastro Flood Plan will be starting in less than a month. The aim is to solve the flood problems and allocate the water that is collected for irrigation.
The councilman of Urbanism and Environment, Antonio Meseguer, says that the plan is to prevent the damage we have when there is heavy rain and storms.
The problem, explained Meseguer, is that the CV-95 road acts as a dam in the municipality retaining the waters, so when there are storms several streets suffer flooding. This project is going to alleviate those problems of flooding on the one hand, while on the other it is an environmental initiative that will allow the collection of rainwater to be used for irrigation.
This ambitious plan, which includes the subsidy of 100% , starts with a first phase on Calle Tomás Villanueva, with a collector for rainwater which will be stored and used to irrigate gardens etc. This work, which has a budget of 625,000 euros, is expected to be completed before the end of 2018.
The project will eventually include work in all the streets of Bigastro as well as in the Industrial Estate.
PS Whilst those who live in the worst affected parts of the town might regard this as worthwhile, there will no doubt be those who feel that this money could be better spent elsewhere. However, I am guessing that this money is specific for projects of this type and could not be used for other purposes.