The manager of the Balearic Water Agency, Guillem Rosselló; the mayors of Felanitx, Jaume Monserrat; Ses Salines, Juan Rodríguez; and the mayors of Santanyí, Maria Pons Monserrat; and Campos, Francisca Porquer; have signed, this Thursday, the general protocol of action between the Balearic Water Agency and these four municipalities of Migjorn in terms of drinking water supply.
The protocol, which is valid for four years, aims to establish the willingness of the parties to carry out the works to extend the pipelines from Manacor and Porreres to the urban areas of the municipalities of Felanitx, Santanyí, Campos and Ses Salines, which are included in the Hydrological Plan of the Balearic Islands in order to guarantee the water supply to these municipalities.
Rosselló welcomed “the willingness of the mayors to work together to supply drinking water to this area in the south of Mallorca”. “In this way, we continue with our commitment to extend our network to Migjorn, after having signed the same protocol with Pla de Mallorca and Manacor, both of which are being fulfilled,” he added.
The municipalities and the Agency foresee an estimated annual water demand of 600,000 m3 per year in the case of Felanitx; 3,700,000 m3 in Santanyí; 314,544 m3 per year in Ses Salines; and 500,000 m3 in Campos. From here, the parties will establish the necessary mechanisms to start working on the future water supply through the signing of the corresponding specific collaboration agreements required.
The Balearic Water Agency expects the pipeline from Maria to Petra to be operational early next year. As for the Petra to Manacor pipeline, the works are scheduled to be put out to tender during the first quarter of 2023. In addition, during the same year, the Agency intends to sign a protocol to bring water from Manacor to Cala Millor, Sa Coma and S’Illot.