The works, which will finish in about two months, contemplate the construction of a new section that will eliminate the problems of traffic jams and odors The counselor Antonio Luengo visits Archena and holds a meeting with its mayor, Patricia Fernández, in which they analyze how to improve the collection of rainwater in the municipality The works of the Ricote Valley general management project as it passes through the urban case of Archena will finish in two months, as announced by the Minister for Water, Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and the Environment, Antonio Luengo, who visited the municipality of Archena to know the progress of the actions, which have a budget of 675,349 euros, and held a meeting with the mayor of the town, Patricia Fernández. Luengo stressed that "the execution of this work improves the municipal sanitation network of the almost 20,000 inhabitants of the municipality, in addition to avoiding bad odors and increasing the flow that the sewage network can collect." In addition, he added, "the work has generated 14 direct and 12 indirect jobs in various sectors, so during this pandemic it has allowed 26 families in the Region to be employed." The drainage network of the Ricote Valley is made up of several sections of collectors and impellers that collect wastewater from the municipalities of Ricote, Ojós, Ulea, Villanueva del Río Segura and in its final part coincide with the municipal sewer system of Archena.
In this last section, the sewage of the town converges with those of the rest of the municipalities of the Community of Vertidos del Valle de Ricote, which is why it is very loaded and presents frequent problems of jams and odors. Thus, the aforementioned project includes the construction of a new section, independent of the Archena sewerage system, that transports said wastewater to the general collector that ends at the treatment plant in the aforementioned locality. The total length of the line is 2,064 meters and it will be necessary to execute four drains, five ductile cast iron butterfly valves and five automatic suction cups.
Telescopic reels will also be available to facilitate the assembly and maintenance of pipes and other elements, as well as a deodorization system at its junction with the general collector.