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The City Council of Alhama joins the demonstration in defense of the orchard of the Region (05/03/2018)

The Consistory Alhameño has convened a 5-minute concentration in the Plaza de la Constitución on Wednesday 7 at 12:00.

for municipal employees and neighbors who can not attend the demonstration in Madrid

The Local Government Board approved last week a proposal of the councilor of Agriculture and Livestock in support of the demonstration for the defense of the garden of Europe convened for this March 7 in Madrid.

The local government "supports any public-private initiative that goes in the direction of seeking water self-sufficiency, environmental sustainability, rigorous and transparent management of water resources and equal opportunities for access to public resources and scarce water resources".

Antonio José Caja notes that "the water situation in the Segura account continues to be agony due to the lack of rainfall, and since April 2017 we have been in a zero transfer situation due to the regulations imposed by the transfer Memorandum Tajo-Segura Therefore, the only water that we currently have in the region is the subsoil and the water coming from the desalination plants ".

He also indicated that "in the absence of political impetus by the Government of the nation and the regional government, the Central Union of Irrigators has decided to take action and call their community to a demonstration in the capital on Wednesday 7 of For this purpose, the irrigation communities of the different municipalities, including Alhama, are organizing bus trips to facilitate travel. "

From the local government, with the support of the entire corporation, have wanted to show their support "more supportive and sincere to all the residents of Alhama who suffer with this water shortage, all community members of the Irrigation Community Tagus - Assurance of Alhama de Murcia, farmers who had deposited expectations of desalinated water for irrigation outside the irrigation perimeter of the Transfer, as well as farmers.

This has been shown on several occasions in the Plenary session approving unanimously motions in favor of farmers and ranchers.

"On this occasion, we are also collaborating with the community of irrigators helping them to spread their message through the public address system on the streets of the municipality to achieve an important mobilization," says Caja.

The councilor explains that "the possible solutions are complex in the medium and long term, but we must start as soon as possible." It is clear that the transfer is indispensable, but we must continue to look for desalination as an essential complement for the development of our countryside and our municipality. This is based on the inalienable principles of public and transparent management of the water resource regardless of its origin, and the equality of opportunities and conditions, also of costs, that must have irrigators and any citizen in the access to public good water in the whole Spanish territory "

Source: Ayuntamiento de Alhama de Murcia

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