Photo: Gobierno de Canarias.
Updated 2 August: Granadilla Ayuntamiento has announced that the Granadilla plant has completed its test phase and will be operative in September. It will supply Abades, Porís, Arico, San Isidro, El Médano, Los Abrigos, Granadilla, Amarilla Golf, San Blas, San Miguel and Arona, and its €30m budget has been funded by the EU, the Canarian regional Government and Madrid. There is no clear information on when the Guía de Isora plant will come into operation.
Original post 5 February: The Canarian Government’s director de Aguas, Juan Ramón Felipe, together with Cabildo consejero de Aguas Manuel Martínez, Guía de Isora mayor Pedro Martín, and Granadilla Works councillor Juan Rodríguez Bello, has visited two new desalination plants which are now at test phase. The two plants, which will complement the Adeje-Arona one (link), are in Guía de Isora and Granadilla, and have received investment of €41m from Madrid and the EU; between them they will increase water resources, as well as quality, for domestic supplies in the two areas, as well as regulate costs to households, and help to release water for agricultural supplies in the medianías.
Both plants will employ a system of Reverse Osmosis and will treat some 14,000 cubic metres of water a day in their first phases, increasing to 21,000 cubic metres, and then to 42.000 cubic metres eventually. The Guía de Isora plant is based in Fonsalía, and will supply some 70,000 residents along the Guía de Isora and Santiago del Teide coastlines, including Los Gigantes, Playa de la Arena, El Varadero, Cueva del Polvo, Alcalá, Playa de San Juan and Piedra Hincada. The Granadilla plant is in the area’s Polígono industrial, and will supply some 60,000 residents in the Arico, Granadilla, San Miguel and Arona areas.