Noa visit to Soure, in the district of Coimbra, Duarte Cordeiro, recording the main investments made in Portugal in the last 25 years, “so that high quality water” reaches people’s homes.
However, in the last 20 years, “following in Portugal and Spain until the end of the century 15% is expected to decrease between 10% and 25%”, he warned.
“We have, therefore, to use to be more and more parsimonious in the use of water. We have to save at home to preserve in its sources”, defended, when intervening in the House of the People of the We Freguesia de Vila Nova de Anços, in the scope of the signature of the consignment notice of the contract for the regularization of the Arunca River, a tributary of the Mondego.
This is an investment of 5 million euros, with a period of 18 months to the company Hydrostone for a task, today a consignment ceremony by António Cava, today, 5 million euros.
Investments in water supply and sanitation carried out with the support of European funds, under Portugal 2020, were around 875 million euros.
“And the future?”, by Duarte Cordeiro. The new projects “over a billion euros” in the upcoming Community Support (CA), which has “14 times more funds for the Totalizing Wastewater Reuse Framework”.
The session also included the mayor of Soure, Mário Jorge Nunes, the vice-president of the Portuguese Environment Agency (APA), Pimenta Machado, and the mayor of the neighboring municipality of Montemor-o-Velho, Emílio Torrão, in leader of the Intermunicipal Community (CIM) of the Coimbra Region.
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