The president of the Cabildo de Tenerife, Pedro Martín, and the island councilor for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Javier Parrilla, visited last Friday the repair work on the largest reclaimed water pipe on the island of Tenerife, carried out by a joint venture led by by Tedagua. The visit was also attended by the mayoress of Candelaria, Mari Brito, and the manager of the public company Balsas de Tenerife (Balten), Ana Sánchez.
During the meeting, Pedro Martín explained that the objective is to "preserve this strategic facility for Balten and for the south of the island, a pioneer in the Canary Islands, which will celebrate its 30th anniversary on April 14 and which in recent years has presented an important deterioration".
The works include the repair and improvement of the reclaimed water pipeline between the pumping station located under the Buenos Aires WWTP, in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, to the Valle San Lorenzo reservoir, in Arona, which consists of a first section of 6.63-kilometer pipeline that carries the water to a reservoir located in El Tablero, with a capacity of 15,000 cubic meters.
Starting from El Tablero, the 62.22-kilometer-long transport pipeline itself develops, which runs practically parallel to the Autopista del Sur to the Valle de San Lorenzo pond, with a capacity of 250,000 cubic meters.
Through this action, the passage works, manholes will be improved, clamps will be replaced, an external treatment will be applied to the tube and other actions. In the same way, valve elements will be replaced, the anchors will be reinforced and new control devices will be installed.