The City Council of St Josep recently greenlit a new irrigation plan for the small, exclusive resort of Cala Tarida in Ibiza.
Every year, more than 86,000 tonnes of purified water from the town’s treatment plant will be used to irrigate the region. Irrigation is needed for private gardens, street cleaning and public parks.
A community venture, members of the group include hotel companies, communities of property owners, and the council itself. The wastewater treatment plant in Sant Josep is one of Ibiza’s most up-to-date facilities. It produces 3,500 tonnes of water every day for the community of 18,000 inhabitants.
According to initial estimates, the irrigation community could benefit from around 86,000 tonnes of treated water every year. This equates to 726 tonnes every day, and would go towards irrigating gardens, parks, hotel facilities and several developments in the region.
The Council would use the water to irrigate and maintain public parks and to keep streets clean. Infrastructure costs of linking the treatment facility with irrigation facilities and its maintenance, are covered by members of the group.
Cala Tarida’s water treatment plant is the most modern in Ibiza, and since its launch in 2017, has produced gallons of treated water for the resort’s residence. Water is always scarce in this part of the world, and the council believes its priority should be to shift towards treated waters over the next few years.
The resort of Cala Tarida is just 15 minutes from the bigger resort town of San Antonio and boasts a long stretch of white sand and beautiful coastline. Throughout the region there are hotels, holiday resorts and residential developments, such as the Sabina Ibiza luxury club resort.
Under the banner of Sabina Estates, Sabina Ibiza is a luxury development boasting 50 villas designed by world renowned architects.