In the coming days, the Department of the Environment of the Los Alcázares City Council will carry out reconnaissance and cleaning works on the seabed, with the intention of certifying whether the beaches that are currently closed to bathing comply with the guarantees of security to open them to users. The team, made up of 5 divers, is a unit of divers with specialized equipment for this task, such as underwater metal detectors, photo and video cameras, and buoys for beacons in case large objects are found, carried by the successive floods in the town. According to the councilor responsible for the area, Antonio Luís López Campoy, "these works are carried out with the aim of guaranteeing maximum safety in the bathroom, and to be able to open La Concha, Carrión and Manzanares beaches as soon as possible." Despite the fact that these works are not a municipal responsibility, the government team in the town hall believes "very necessary", to carry them out in order to offer bathers the best service.
For this reason, López Campoy claims that "from the consistory we demand that the administrations with competences in the state of Mar Menor assume their responsibility once and for all to put an end to the slow death of the lagoon." And it is that the CARM and the State must take urgent measures to save the Mar Menor, and as the mayor of the Environment comments "stop passing the ball to each other, and act in coordination to obtain real solutions." For his part, Mayor Mario Cervera said in this regard that "our priority above all is to guarantee the bathroom for users, and we are also going to launch an important project that involves the installation of a dock on Manzanares beach to recover the bathing style of the spas, for which it will not be necessary to remove sand from the sea, thus fulfilling environmental responsibility.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Los Alcázares