The mayor of Alcantarilla, Joaquín Buendía and the director of concessions of HIDROGEA in the Region of Murcia, Javier Ybarra, concessionaire in our municipality of the integral water management, have signed an agreement of Collaboration, in order to coordinate efforts aimed at optimizing the application of the Social Fund that HIDROGEA has for Sewer.
Also present were the Councilor for Social Welfare, Health and Consumption, Francisca Terol and the area manager of HIDROGEA, Inmaculada Serrano.
As was already agreed in the Local Government Board last March 28, at the proposal of the Councilor for Social Welfare, Francisca Terol, the purpose of this Agreement is to regulate the collaboration between the Sewer City and HIDROGEA in order to coordinate efforts Aimed at optimizing the application of the HIDROGEA Social Fund, aimed at clients in a situation of economic precariousness, disabled and long-term unemployed, as was also the case last year.
HIDROGEA has proposed the creation of a Social Fund for the year 2017, endowed with 35,000 euros, intended for clients in a situation of economic precariousness, whose purpose was and remains to establish the granting of individual aid for the payment of water and sewerage In the municipality of Alcantarilla and without any charge to the Contract of Concession of the Service of Supply of Drinking Water and Sewer of the municipality of Alcantarilla.
Knowing to exist even complicated situations for families of our municipality, dragged from the economic crisis that we have, there are residents of Alcantarilla, as in other municipalities throughout Spain and also in the Region of Murcia, in a situation of economic precariousness that can not pay The supply company the amount of the potable water and sewer service.
Both Alcantarilla City Council and HIDROGEA are aware of this social reality, so it is signed this collaboration agreement, to minimize the consequences that the non-payment of potable water and sewerage service can cause them, materialized through the provision of a Social Fund budgeted annually .
Applications for Social Fund Assistance will be carried out in the Social Services of Alcantarilla City Council, will manage the same, contrasting and valuing the information of the applicants, approving, if appropriate, according to the established criteria, the aid for the payment of receipts Of water and sewage.
Once the request for assistance has been resolved, from the UTS (Social Work Unit) that corresponds to it, it will send to HIDROGEA the approved application for the execution of the resolution.
This Agreement will extend its validity throughout the year 2017, its validity is non-extendable, so that in case there is a desire to continue with similar initiatives in successive years, the existence and conditions of the same must be established by specific agreement .
For this reason, this Agreement may include all aid corresponding to invoices dated before the signing of this document, only if they belong to the current year, ie invoices dated January 2017 and provided they have been informed favorably by Social Services of Alcantarilla Town Hall.
For Mayor Alcantarilla, Joaquín Buendía, "with the signing of this agreement HIDROGEA ratifies the first step taken last year in the previous agreement, with the Extraordinary Social Fund we subscribe, but this is an action goes further with this Concessionaire company, of the merely social, since they have also bet to collaborate with our municipality in other actions aimed at supporting cultural or sports projects. As well as in the other great project that walks by leaps and bounds as is the implantation and development of A platform of Smart City in Alcantarilla, to have developed the company a Platform of Notifications by means of an App that allows to integrate information in such a way that this tool obtains the useful interaction between the citizens and the entities and services that are part of the daily activity of the municipality , In the subjects related to the water ".
"Together with the innovator and pioneer in our municipality continued to indicate Buendia-, water metering telecasting project, which will be carried out by this concessionary company of the service in Alcantarilla.With the innovative, efficient and very comfortable system of meter reading to Distance, allowing you to consult your water consumption quickly and easily from anywhere. Its state-of-the-art technology makes it possible to access detailed information through the web. "
For HIDROGEA concessions director Javier Ybarra, "working with the Alcantarilla City Council is working at ease and allows us to develop our projects, both those of new technologies and those of social action, such as the one we sign today again, After understanding the importance of the attention given to certain users with a precarious economic situation. The data we have from the previous agreement is that 166 families of Alcantarilla have been treated and 852 water bills were forgiven during the year 2016. Already In the year 2017 social criteria have been attended to 18 families and 36 water bills have been forgiven. Our commitment is that no one can remain without our help if their economic situation is precarious, as we indicated earlier.
HIDROGEA is a concessionaire of the service of potable water supply and sewage of the municipality of Alcantarilla, as of September 7, 1995, by virtue of the corporate agreement adopted by the Plenary Council, in the session held on August 4, 1995.
The management of the Service was awarded to AQUAGEST, Technical and Financial Promotion of Abastecimientos de Agua, SA, under an administrative concession, for a duration of 25 years.
Likewise, this company changed its name, by the current HIDROGEA, Gestión Integral de Aguas de Murcia, SA
Source: Ayuntamiento de Alcantarilla