Adeje has now opened its first desalination plant, which is expected to produce 10,000 cubic metres of water a day, sufficient to supply 40% of the existing demand in the municipality. Ultimately, it is expected to double this output.
The new plant, initially announced in October 2008, is not only Adeje’s first, but it is also the only one in Spain that is completely underground to minimise the environmental and visual impact. It uses reverse osmosis in four treatment lines, a technology based in a filtering system capable of removing salt from seawater at a very competitive price, as well as the latest in environmental protection technology and energy saving.
Adeje mayor José Miguel Rodríguez Fraga opened the installation yesterday along with the constructors and management company. Sr Fraga said that the plant will allow the municipality to guarantee the supply and quality of this most fundamental resource. PV