Torrevieja has saved 40,834 euros in the last year on its expenditure on potable water which, for over 15 years, has been supplied free of charge to a dozen public agencies and state establishments in the town, none of which have been the responsibility of the town hall.
Up until the first quarter of 2013, the Ayuntamiento has always met the expenditure involved in the consumption of more than 45,800 cubic meters of water per year to state institutions and associations residing in the Torrevieja. Among them has been the Civil Guard barracks and the town’s five Secondary Schools. Water has also been provided free of charge to the Red Cross, the eco-park, the Centre for Rehabilitation and Social Integration (CRIS) and La Inmaculada nursing home
The measure has also seen the removal of the free supply to at least one individual who received it following an agreement with the City for providing the use of private land.
In all cases, the City Council has now turned off the tap to the free consumption of water after having been assured that the supply would continue without any difficulties. In the Civil Guard barracks, one of the largest in the country and home to dozens of families, the responsibility for payment has now been passed to the organization itself.
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