Murcia starts the process to request competition about water basins pouring into the sea minor

The Government of the Region of Murcia has initiated the procedures to request the State the transfer of competences on internal basins, those channels, ramblas

Murcia starts the process to request competition about water basins pouring into the sea minor

The Government of the Region of Murcia has initiated the procedures to request the State the transfer of competences on internal basins, those channels, ramblas and runoff, whose waters pour into the lower sea, an ecosystem that is in a serious environmental crisis .

This has been advanced this Thursday at a press conference after the meeting of the Governing Council the spokesman for the Regional Executive, Valle Miguélez, who explained that the objective of this measure is "to make cash contemplated in the status of autonomy of the region ", specifically, in article 10.8

Sources of Water Ministry have explained that the objective is "to have the skills of the Basin Agency before its inaction to prevent the discharges that are taking place by the different Ramblas and Caucos, mainly from Albujón, the sea Menor, also controlling irrigations illegal and thus contribute the data. "

To start this process "a formal request will be made to the Ministry of Territorial Policy and the Ministry for the Ecological Transition."

The transfer of intra-Community basins will allow Murcia to assume the competences that correspond to the Basin Organizations. Specifically, the processing, monitoring and review of the intra-community basin plan would correspond to the community administration; the administrative functions relating to the conservation and the police of the waters and their channels; and the attire and demolish the channels.

In addition to the determination of the exploitation scheme of the reservoirs established in the rivers of that internal basin; the temporary limitation of the use of the public hydraulic domain to guarantee its rational exploitation; the declaration of overexploitation of underground aquifers; the realization of public offers for the acquisition of rights of use in legally authorized water banks; and the protection of groundwater versus saline intrusions of continental or maritime origin.

As well as the intervention in wastewater purification facilities; the promotion of the protection of humid areas; and the management and the collection, where appropriate, of all the exactions (taxes, fines, debts) relating to the public hydraulic domain.

The Minister of Water, Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Environment, Antonio Luengo, has warned that the situation is "critical" and has requested that measures be taken, among them than the Hydrographic Confederation of the Segura (CHS) ceases any Type of illegal irrigation, and that they stop the discharges to the Albujón Rambla.

"We are at a very delicate moment, calm days are expected with this increase in temperatures recorded this summer and an episode could be unleashed like the one who lived these last weeks," said Luengo, who has made clear that the executive Murciano " He can not wait and has designed the strategy, defined actions ", because, he has said," There is no time "to launch the new strategy announced this Wednesday by Minister Teresa Ribera.

In fact, he has announced that this Friday the Extraordinary Government Council "will approve the Decree Law announced by President Murciano, Fernando López Look, who has a goal of prohibiting any kind of entry with nutrients to the lower sea through the different Ramblas", mainly In Albujón.

This legal framework aims to guarantee that end and streamline "to decrease in deadlines in administrative procedures to efficiency in the standard and achieve greater agility, especially in sanctioning procedures."

The counselor is committed to carrying out actions "in the short term, which are defined and agreed with all the scientific community and we must execute them imminently."

Updated Date: 26 August 2021, 09:50

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