€131 million allocated to build new Palma treatment plant
Balearic Government is allocating €131 million to build a new Palma treatment plant. From the total amount, €104.8 million will be provided from the European Union Recovery Fund and the balance from the island wide sanitation fee. The goal is to solve problems with fresh water and sewage which are ongoing problems in Mallorca.
The current infrastructure in Palma dates from 1970’s and it has become obsolete after more than forty years of operation.
This new plant will greatly increase capacity and ensure that sewage is dealt with quickly and cleanly, with the resulting water being suitable for irrigation and use by the council in parks and gardens.
In the upcoming period of time, there will also be a self-consumption photovoltaic solar installation to power the plant with benefits to Esporles, Marratxí and Bunyola.
A collaboration agreement was signed between local water company EMAYA and Spanish Government organisation ACUAES to allow for the construction and operation of the new treatment plant, reports Euro Weekly News.
The signing ceremony was attended by mayor of Palma Jose Hila, the President of the Government Francina Armengol, and the Government Delegate in the Balearic Islands Aina Calvo.
General director of ACUAES said: “With the signing of this agreement, definitive progress is being made in solving a historic problem in Palma”.
The work is expected to start during 2023 and to be completed by 2026.
Photo credit: ACUAES