Water quality - General Roquetas de Mar discussion - Roquetas de Mar forum - Costa de Almería forum in the Almeria province of Spain
Have Tools Will Travel
Grupo Platinum Estates
Mini Digger Almera
UK DIRECT REMOVALS
ASSSA Insurance

Join the Roquetas de Mar forum

Join the Roquetas de Mar forumMy name's Alex and this is my website all about Roquetas de Mar in Spain. Register now for free to talk about General Roquetas de Mar discussion and much more!

Water quality

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2023 1:50pm
4 replies6 members subscribed
MikeandLeann

Posts: 33

11 helpful points

Location: Roquetas de Mar

Joined: 18 Jan 2022

Hi all in Roquetas. I've just had a message from the administrator of our complex. Apparently the water desalination plant has gone down and as a result the water in Roquetas is temporarily not fit for human consumption. 

Mike

chrisso50

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2023 8:06pm

chrisso50

Super helpful member

Posts: 1111

1342 helpful points

Location: Roquetas de Mar

Joined: 23 Jul 2018

Posted: Sun Dec 31, 2023 8:06pm

MikeandLeann wrote on Sun Dec 31, 2023 1:50pm:

Hi all in Roquetas. I've just had a message from the administrator of our complex. Apparently the water desalination plant has gone down and as a result the water in Roquetas is temporarily not fit for human consumption. 

Mike

Yes, this can happen. But you can just use it for flushing, washing, bathing, watering plants etc until the desalination plant issue is fixed. We only drink bottled water anyway because whilst the desalinated water is potable it does not taste nice!

Chris

Lindylou26

Posted: Tue Jan 2, 2024 9:03am

Posts: 1

Location: Roquetas de Mar

Joined: 2 Jan 2024

Posted: Tue Jan 2, 2024 9:03am

Does anyone know if the contaminated water problem has been rectified yet?

RoquetasBrian

Posted: Tue Jan 2, 2024 11:39am

Posts: 53

23 helpful points

Location: Roquetas de Mar

Joined: 16 Feb 2018

Posted: Tue Jan 2, 2024 11:39am

Lindylou26 wrote on Tue Jan 2, 2024 9:03am:

Does anyone know if the contaminated water problem has been rectified yet?

To quote the Voz de Almeria from Sunday: 

"The Territorial Delegation declares the water distributed in the Roquetas de Mar network as "unfit for consumption" because it exceeds the Total Indicative Dose (DI) values. Thus, the water supplied cannot be used for drinking or for food preparation, although "there is no inconvenience for its use for household cleaning or personal hygiene", according to the Junta.

"Likewise, the manager, in this case the Roquetas de Mar Town Council, must inform the affected population of the classification of the water and the permitted uses, as well as providing the population with "water suitable for consumption as long as the current classification is maintained, prioritising those groups that may be considered vulnerable". In the event that mobile distribution is chosen, a binding health report must be requested from the Territorial Delegation, the Regional Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs also pointed out.

"Regarding the lifting of the ban, the resolution states that, with regard to the Indicative Dose, three consecutive analyses will be necessary within a period of three months to confirm that it is within the established values."

So don't hold your breath.


RoquetasBrian

Posted: Tue Jan 2, 2024 3:33pm

Posts: 53

23 helpful points

Location: Roquetas de Mar

Joined: 16 Feb 2018

Posted: Tue Jan 2, 2024 3:33pm

RoquetasBrian wrote on Tue Jan 2, 2024 11:39am:

To quote the Voz de Almeria from Sunday: 

"The Territorial Delegation declares the water distributed in the Roquetas de Mar network as "unfit for consumption" because it exceeds the Total Indicative Dose (DI) values. Thus, the water supplied cannot be used for drinking or for food preparation, although "there is no inconvenience fo...

...r its use for household cleaning or personal hygiene", according to the Junta.

"Likewise, the manager, in this case the Roquetas de Mar Town Council, must inform the affected population of the classification of the water and the permitted uses, as well as providing the population with "water suitable for consumption as long as the current classification is maintained, prioritising those groups that may be considered vulnerable". In the event that mobile distribution is chosen, a binding health report must be requested from the Territorial Delegation, the Regional Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs also pointed out.

"Regarding the lifting of the ban, the resolution states that, with regard to the Indicative Dose, three consecutive analyses will be necessary within a period of three months to confirm that it is within the established values."

So don't hold your breath.


Forget what I said previously, I just found this, also in Vaz de Almeria:

"The Mayor of Roquetas de Mar, Gabriel Amat, issued a proclamation this afternoon informing the residents of the municipality of the full restoration of the high water supply from the Campo de Dalías desalination plant (IDAM) to the municipal water supply network.

"In this notice, it is explained that once the incidence of the desalination plant has been rectified and after the monitoring and verification by the health inspection by resolution of the territorial delegate of Health and Consumption, on 2 January 2024 at 13:14 hours, the restrictions for the ingestion or food use of the water distributed in the network of Roquetas de Mar have been lifted and declared as water fit for consumption.

"The Mayor of Roquetas de Mar, Gabriel Amat, has thanked all the residents of Roquetas for their understanding and patience during the time it has taken to resolve this fault and apologises for any inconvenience that may have been caused as it has occurred on such an important date.

"Last Saturday, the Consejería de Salud y Consumo de la Junta de Andalucía, through the Territorial Delegation in Almería, issued a resolution declaring the water from the distribution networks of Roquetas de Mar in Almería, including Aguadulce, Roquetas de Mar, El Parador, Cortijos de Marín and La Urba, as a result of a fault in the desalination plant in Dalías, which has now been completely rectified this Tuesday, to be "unfit for human consumption"."

If the mayor says it's fit to drink, it must be true.



Sign up for free or login to reply to this topic

Want to reply to this topic? Login or register for free to post your message:

Find more General discussion topics from a particular area:


Register for free!

Login to your account

Have Tools Will Travel
Grupo Platinum Estates
Mini Digger Almera
UK DIRECT REMOVALS
ASSSA Insurance
Advertise your business here
Advertise your property
Help with my computer