AMAL – Comunidade Intermunicipal do Algarve has launched a notice worth 7 million euros to support projects that promote the efficient management of water supply systems in the Algarve, whose applications are open until the 2nd of June.
Within the scope of this notice, "applications aimed at sectoring networks, monitoring and controlling real water losses are eligible, for better management in the distribution systems in the lower part of the Algarve", according to AMAL.
The main beneficiaries of this line of support, which is part of the Recovery and Resilience Plan, are the managing entities of the water supply networks in downtown, that is, the municipalities and their associations, as well as the business sector and municipal concessionaires. .
The support given to applications will be non-refundable, a 100% non-refundable subsidy financed through the Next Generation EU fund.
On the purpose of launching this 2nd notice, AMAL met, last Friday, with mayors and municipal technicians linked to this area, to present the conditions of access and formalization of candidacies.
«The status of what is already being carried out within the scope of the 1st phase of applications that took place in September 2021 was also presented, through which 14 million euros are being applied for the execution of 54 works of requalification of networks and implementation of measurement and control zones. Investment in pressure reduction is also being supported», included the Intermunicipal Community of the Algarve.
The execution of the investment, associated with water efficiency in the Algarve, framed in the PRR and which involves other measures in addition to the one managed by AMAL, is coordinated by the Portuguese Environment Agency, through the Administration of the Hydrographic Region of the Algarve.