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A new regulation pond will allow water resources to be optimized for 320 irrigators in Fortuna (28/02/2019)

The Ministry of Water, Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries has granted an aid of 200,000 euros, from the participatory budgets of 2018, to 320 irrigators of the Irrigation Community Rambla Salada de Fortuna for the construction of a regulation pond.

With it, the irrigators will increase the agricultural profitability of the area and will have a greater availability of water in the times that more water resources are demanded, such as the summer months.

Councilor Miguel Angel of Love visited the infrastructure today and noted that "from the regional government is working so that villagers can store water in the months of least consumption and use it in times of irrigation."

He also stressed that "with this raft they benefit up to 420 hectares of irrigable land, where they cultivate mostly citrus, stone fruit and horticultural."

The regulation raft has a capacity of 173,158 cubic meters and allows to optimize water availability.

"This translates into a greater profitability of agriculture in the area and to be able to have water when it is most needed," Del Amor said.

The cost of this investment by the community of irrigators has been 524,255.72 euros.

With the regional subsidy granted, the raft has been executed, a pumping unit has been set up to drive water from the reservoir to the existing distribution network, and a skipjack is also built for the entry and exit of this resource.

Source: CARM

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