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Prodestur already controls the water of half of the population of the province

Prodestur already controls the water of half of the population of the province

In the line of continuing to work for greater control of the water consumed in the province and in giving support to the municipalities, the course that has been taught this morning in the Casa del Sello is precisely inscribed: "Water manipulator training of consumption ", and attended by about eighty constabulary officers of the province.

Prodestur guarantees that drinking water supplied to half the population of the province is controlled and of high quality. The body dependent on the County Council serves 46% of the municipalities and smaller local entities of the province, in addition to other private supplies of the province.

Prodestur has in force agreements signed with 97 municipalities, seven smaller local entities, eight urbanizations and two industrial estates, which means a total of 178 population centers. In 2017 adhered to the agreement with the Diputación for the application of the Regulation of Sanitary Control of the waters of Human Consumption three municipalities: Ortigosa de Pestaño, Fuente de Santa Cruz and Marazuela.

In the line of continuing to work for greater control of water consumed in the province and in giving support to municipalities, the course that has been taught this morning in the Casa del Sello is precisely inscribed: "Water manipulator training of consumption ", and attended by about eighty constabulary constabulary of the province, among which there were councils that have no agreement signed with Prodestur, although there has also been a mayor such as the Sacramenia, Juan Carlos Muñoz Reja.

The deputy of Prodestur, Magdalena Rodríguez, was in charge of presenting the course. The attendees were able to listen to three presentations on responsibilities and hygienic habits of the manipulator, importance of water quality and self-control and management. The head of the Agrarian Section of Prodestur, Ana Escorial; Elena Soblechero, technical analyst of that agency; and María Gómez, water technician, have been the speakers of the day.

The personnel of the local entities in charge of these tasks is very important when contributing and controlling the state of the water for consumption, since the loss of its natural characteristics can contribute to the spread of diseases.

Current legislation establishes that all people who perform tasks in the supply areas, in relation to drinking water (such as maintenance of the installation, taking samples, determining parameters "in situ", etc.) must have a Specific training adapted to your job as a water handler for human consumption.

The competences of the municipalities in these matters are regulated in the Royal Decree 140 / 2003, of 7 of February, by which the sanitary criteria of the quality of the water for human consumption are established and by the Health Surveillance Program of Water of Consumption Human of Castilla y León whose general objective is to achieve an efficient control and surveillance of drinking water, in order to avoid or reduce to the maximum the possible risks to human health derived from any type of water alteration.

During the different presentations, which have also had an eminently practical sense, there has been an intense dialogue among the attendees. The bailiffs have been able to share experiences about their relationship with water, and solve problems or doubts thanks to the contribution of their counterparts in other municipalities.