The torrential rains of the last week of April caused a displacement between sections in the underwater conduction of the purified waters of Xàbia, a breakage that is going to be repaired by the emergency procedure and that in no case has it entailed an environmental or health risk. Health.
This same week, once the financial offers have been received, the Public Entity for Water Sanitation will award the repair works for this submarine outfall for a total amount of €173.905, corresponding to €153.384 for the work and €20.521 for its management. . The action will consist of connecting the ends that have been displaced, as well as sealing them, burying them and securing them on the seabed.
The works, of minimal affectation in the Arenal Beach, will begin in the coming weeks and it is expected that, with the relevant weather conditions, the connection will be completed before the end of the first half of June and the burial and consolidation on the seabed in the following two weeks.
It should be remembered that the entire Xàbia outfall is reviewed and controlled every six months, making a detailed report of its entire route and status; while the quality of the waters is constantly supervised by the Beach Control Plan carried out by the General Directorate of Water.
The waters that are conducted by the underwater outfall are those already cleaned by the Xàbia Treatment Plant, fully guaranteeing their health in compliance with Royal Decree 1341/2007 on bathing water quality management and reaching the point that they could even be used for agricultural and horticultural irrigation if so required.