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Cieza requests to remove the wastewater emissary from the town center to eliminate bad odors (31/01/2017)

The City Council asks the Ministry of Agriculture to comply with the agreements adopted in the Regional Assembly for a region free of Fracking, a practice that could cause pollution of aquifers and therefore the ruin of farms.

Agriculture is one of the main elements in the economic development of Cieza, so the City Council of the town pays special attention to the needs arising from the farming community.

Mayor Pascual Lucas Díaz met this morning with the Minister of Agriculture, Water and Environment of the Carm, Adela Martinez-Cachá, accompanied by the Councilman of Agriculture of the City of Cieza, Antonio Moya, to address various environmental issues "of A high priority for Cieza, "said the councilor Ciezano.

One of the main issues that the consistory has wanted to address at this meeting has been the bad odors that emanate from the wastewater emissary.

The mayor has said that "Cieza has been suffering for many years a problem of bad smells as a result of a construction of the emissary that was done in its day to take waste water from Ascoy and the industrial estates to the sewage plant. The layout that it has for the urban helmet has made that it becomes a very serious problem bordering situations of insalubridad due to the gases that are emitted.

The consistory is shuffling different solutions to the problem, being so far the most feasible to remove the emissary of the urban helmet is the best solution to address this problem.

"The solution to send the wastewater from Ascoy and industrial sites directly to the sewage treatment plant (EDAR), without passing through the town. This solution requires three actions, the connection of the current manifold to the pumping station Of the wastewater of Los Prados, the adequacy and size of the pumping to the new flows and its drive from Los Prados to the WWTP without entering the urban helmet ", explained the Councilor of Agriculture and Environment to the Councilor.

The budget of this action is 850,000 euros, for which the City of Cieza requests the regional administration economic aid.

For its part, Councilor Martínez-Cachá has committed to the realization of an "urgent study to find the final solution to the problem of odors, not ruling out the construction of a new treatment plant."

On the other hand, a subject of great social depth and that already had its transfer in the Regional Assembly, that has been exposed by the regent of Cieza, has been the Fracking.

Lucas Díaz said that "it is a very important issue, which raises the concern of all, especially among our agricultural sector since in Cieza, there is unanimity against such techniques used to increase the extraction of gas or oil We are aware that these practices would lead to contamination of aquifers and consequently to the ruin of their farms, and by extension to that of the municipality because it is mainly agricultural. "

Therefore, the City Council has asked the Ministry to comply with the agreements adopted in the Regional Assembly, signed in the City of Cieza, and take appropriate actions to ensure that these surveys are not carried out.

In addition to these two issues, other petitions have been named.

These include the request for a collection point for pruning remains, an Integrated Center for Training and Experiences in Agriculture (CIFEAS), the installation of a sanitation pipeline from the Cooperatives Thader and La Vega de Cieza, to the collector Los Meadows.

In terms of agriculture, the mayor has requested support to obtain the PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) for the peach of Cieza.

Source: Ayuntamiento de Cieza

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