The councils of Environment, Civil Protection and Public Safety of the City of Totana have raised a joint motion, which will be discussed in the regular plenary session in January, in which they ask the Ministry of Environment for support in locating, signaling and sealing of open wells or reservoirs in different places of this municipality, and more specifically in the regional park of Sierra Espuņa
The totanero Consistory intends to request, with this agreement plenary, the General Directorate of Natural Environment the immediate action on the wells or cisterns that at this moment are distributed in order to locate, signal and seal with total safety to avoid any risk.
In the areas of the municipal area not competing with the Autonomous Community, the City Council, through Civil Protection and the corresponding municipal services, will locate wells, cisterns or similar elements that may offer danger, adopting the necessary measures for the signaling and sealing of the same with total security guarantee.
The task of locating and sealing the open wells in the different places of the municipality is an urgent need, since they are located at ground level, which presents a high risk of falling, according to the joint motion.
The abandonment in prospecting activities carried out to search for water in the subsoil, for example, causes them to be hidden by the growth of weeds around them with the passage of time, posing a great danger for hikers, hunters, or Anyone who travels nearby.
During the decade of the nineties, a list of localized open wells that were fenced and covered were made by forest and environmental agents in the Sierra Espuņa area.
But these security measures have also been undermined by the passage of time, and by the very intervention of people who have modified the security conditions established at the time.
From the proponent councils, it will collaborate in the location for the sealing of these wells as far as possible, with the involvement of Local Police, Civil Protection, foresters, hikers, hunters, farmers, and experts in the field, etc. .
But it is very necessary also the help of the Ministry of Environment to seek their support and help in a final seal of these wells, as well as to provide all the information you can have on them for an effective location of them, indicates the proposal .