Recently complaints about the green stagnant water under the bridge near the beach led to both councils, technical experts from the boroughs, and the head of the island water department meeting on-site to discuss the problem and look for a long-term solution. While there is some talk of paving the area that would need to be approved by the national Coastal department, but what will happen, effective immediately, is that both councils will undertake to clean the zone, get rid of the green water and solid rubbish, and undertake a weekly maintenance of the zone, probably taking turns on a monthly basis.
Rafael Dolado, Adeje’s councillor for health and tourism, and Arona’s environmental councillor Antonio Sosa, assured that the water was not sewage, but was coming from garden watering and cleaning of apartments and businesses. And certainly yesterday there were no bad odours from the water. One of the problems is to avoid the accumulation of solid waste being thrown into the water and the councils are also examining the possibility of placing a wire grate over the pond, which would make regular rubbish collections easier.