Albufeira Town Council is investing around 210 thousand euros in two works to expand the water supply network, both in the parish of Guia.
The interventions in question are the 1st phase of construction of the “South West Subsystem Vale da Ursa and Madeira Island” and the “Caminho do Páteo – Guia Domestic Wastewater Network”, the latter already completed.
In the first case, the work will cost around 120 thousand euros and consists of «the expansion of the water supply network for an extension of 500 meters and the respective paving of the path», according to the municipality of albufeira. The intervention started on September 6th and has a deadline of sixty days.
On the way to Páteo, the works have already been completed and cost around 90 thousand euros. "The work consisted of extending the water supply network by approximately 600 meters and extending the domestic wastewater network by 180 meters, as well as paving the entire route."
"The methodology used is to launch the tenders and implement the works in a phased manner, in order to cover the majority of the municipality's territorial area and avoid as much as possible the inconvenience caused to the citizens", according to Cláudia Guedelha, councilor responsible for the Águas department and Sanitation.
José Carlos Rolo, mayor of Albufeira, pointed out that «the investment planned for 2019 for the expansion and modernization of the water supply and basic sanitation network amounts to around 4 million euros, an amount that is being applied in works essential in the four parishes of the county, covering about 40 kilometers of underground networks».
The mayor from Albufeirense took the opportunity to stress that “the works always cause some inconvenience, which we try to minimize whenever possible, however they are essential to improve the quality of life of the populations, as well as to preserve the environment”.
Photos: Albufeira Chamber