Alderman not yet considered a major step forward for areas not contemplated consolidated irrigation in the districts of Raiguero and Paretón "
The Mayor of Totana, Juan José Canovas, expressed his satisfaction at the ministerial announcement of increased water supply for irrigation totaneros farmers from the desalination Eagles-Guadalentín, equivalent to 10 cubic hectometres until September 30 2016, in keeping with the Drought Decree, and extended to a maximum of one year.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment has approved this week by the state society Waters of the Mediterranean Basin (Acuamed), the signing of an agreement to ensure the supply of desalinated water to the Community of Irrigators of Totana.
For the alderman, "This agreement is a guarantee in the provision of water for the future for a sector that is primary in our economy, contributing over 75% to GDP and is a boost for employment, modernization Totana agricultural infrastructure and planning for future crops;
by adding the water transfer and desalination plant that overcomes the uncertainty that we have been suffering so far. "
However, that does not reflect the agreement the ultimate solution to the Consolidated Irrigation of the districts of El Raiguero and Paretón, is a "concern" for the mayor, as recently approved by the Regional Assembly a motion unanimously to solve the problem that are dragging farmers in these areas, with sanctions by the Hydrographic Confederation of Segura some families living from agriculture, cultivating the land over 50 years.
Canovas explained that "it is time to solve this problem once and continue to support those affected to overcome this situation."
"Once again, water is shown to be an element of union between our peoples and consider the defense of the general interests of the region a step forward in the creation of wealth, reinforcing our position of rejection of claims by a lorquino political leader who opposed the desalinated water pipe came to Totana "he asserted.
"The best exercise of solidarity is sharing water resources in a region, the Guadalentín, which can compete in quality agriculture to Europe," she added.