The board will put out tenders for new sewage treatment plants in 30 municipalities for 23 million



The President of the Junta de Castilla y León, Alfonso Fernández Mañueco, announced this Wednesday the tender for 23 million euros for 30 new wastewater treatment plants in as many municipalities of the Community. A measure financed by the Autonomous Administration itself, from its own resources and resources from the European Confederation, the provincial councils and the beneficiary city councils.

Fernández Mañueco made this announcement in statements collected by Ical during the inauguration ceremony of the new Ledrada wastewater treatment plant in the province of Salamanca, which took place at the town hall of the city of Chacinera and where the Minister of the Environment was also present. Environment, Housing and Spatial Planning, Juan Carlos Suárez-Quiñones. The new infrastructure, recently put into operation, required an investment of 3.7 million euros, 80 percent financed by the board and 20 percent from municipal funds.

And since water is “indispensable” for people’s lives, but at the same time “a scarce commodity that must be pampered”, the president referred to the investment of 3.7 million euros in Ledrada, pointing out that the project of the autonomous region “Zero untreated” is wastewater”. The ultimate goal, according to the CEO, is to build more than 1,500 sewage treatment plants at a cost of 250 million euros, which will benefit thousands of rural residents. “Then the zero discharge target will be achieved. “It will be a milestone at European level,” he added.

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Regarding the 30 sewage treatment plants put out to tender today, Mañueco acknowledged that the board had thereby exceeded the target set by the regional government to include centers with 500 to 2,000 inhabitants in these investments. Starting this year, an additional 1,300 facilities would be built in areas with fewer residents. In fact, he announced that the technical projects of the first 100 are already being designed in order to start construction in the summer.

For his part, the president of the Salamanca Provincial Council, Javier Iglesias, explained that the first efforts of the Ledrada City Council date back to 2016. “From the provincial council we made a plan and got up to 80,000 euros, but this project was also important for us because Ledrada deserved a five-star treatment plant. And this is where the board came into play. I would like to thank Mañueco for the sensitivity with which he has supported this city that looks to the future and wants to be a protagonist,” he added.

The opening of the parliaments was hosted by the mayor of Ledrada himself, Carlos Parra, who, visibly excited and nervous, thanked the board for the investment and the work of the provincial council. “A dream that we have been working on for many years has finally come true. We are a city without unemployment, entrepreneurial and I hope that with this new infrastructure the community will continue to thrive,” he concluded.

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