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A tractor with a spray tank disinfects the entire municipality of Benitatxell

26 March 2020 - 13: 31

Any help is good to contain the Covid-19. And in El Poble Nou in Benitatxell, a particular method has been chosen to disinfect streets, squares and public spaces. Since the beginning of this week, a tractor and a container with a sprayer have joined the resources that the City Council has arranged to help curb this health crisis as much as possible.

The Departments of Services and Environment, in charge of María José Ivars and Jorge Pascual, have designed a complete action plan that includes interventions both on public roads and in municipal buildings and vehicles. For outdoor cleaning, the regular sweeping has been added cleaning with a high pressure cleaner, which
will go out daily; flushing with trucks and manually, to be carried out once a week, and disinfection by tractor with sprayer, also once a week.

Disinfection by tractor with tank and sprayer

This new method, which is being tested throughout the week, will reduce the viral load that may exist. The system consists of a tractor, a tank and a sprayer that distributes a water solution reinforced with sodium hypochlorite through streets and pavements (> 01%,> 20 ml of lye + 1 l of water).

The tractor will cover the entire urban area and the main streets of the urbanizations. It will also act, as they are areas with high traffic of people, in municipal and supermarket car parks. On Monday he made his first round, and this Thursday a schedule has been scheduled - which will be repeated every week - with the aim of avoiding as much as possible the inconvenience to the citizens. From 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., there will be action in the municipal and supermarket car parks, from 9:00 a.m. to 13:00 p.m. in the streets of the different urbanizations of the term, and from 20:30 to 22:30 p.m. urban center.

On the other hand, daily cleaning and disinfection will affect sensitive areas or areas of special attendance such as the islands of containers and litter bins or around the local police checkpoint, supermarkets and the Municipal Market, pharmacies, banks, playgrounds and squares, stops of buses and municipal buildings.

Disinfection of municipal buildings and vehicles

Cleaning of municipal buildings and vehicles is another branch of this plan. Periodic actions will be carried out to guarantee the safety of personnel who continue to provide the necessary basic services. In municipal buildings that remain open (City Hall, Social Services, Municipal Market, Creama, Civil Protection building ...) a daily cleaning will be carried out, affecting the checkpoint of the Local Police twice a day. In addition, biweekly, a specialized and Health-certified company will carry out a disinfection treatment using nebulization. This Tuesday the first one was already done.

The disinfection of all municipal services vehicles will also be carried out, such as those of the Local Police, the municipal brigade, the public company Poble Net and the Emerge brigade.

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