Benidorm installs sensors in the beach washers to prevent them from being manually operated

June 24, 2020
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At the request of the Benidorm City Council, the concessionaire company for integral water management, Hidraqua, will install motion sensors in 35 footbaths on the Levante and Poniente beaches, within the measures proposed to “adapt the use and management of the beaches to the recommendations and regulations related to the Covid-19 ”. The mayor of Ciclo del Agua, José Ramón González de Zárate, has announced that "these sensors will improve and reinforce the preventive and safety measures already in place

The AGua Cycle councillor explained that the installation of these motion sensors "can only be carried out on the Benidorm model foot washers, which are the silver and elongated ones that have 10 or 5 jets depending on the size". "Unfortunately," he added, "we cannot do the same with the Conselleria model, so in those white foot washes (installed in Mal Pas and part of the Poniente beach) we are going to disable one of the pumps, to eliminate the button to prevent users from touching it and to leave the spout free during the hours that the beach is open, because it is the only way to guarantee social distance ”. 

As detailed by the mayor, with the installation of these motion sensors "the assortments that are active will only offer sea water when the user needs it, without having to press the button and for a programmed time". In addition, “by operating only when necessary, we are going to reduce the consumption of sea water, which is the one used by all foot washers, and with this we are also going to reduce the electricity consumption necessary to collect that sea water and take it to the foot washes "

De Zárate stressed that "it is a highly efficient solution, because in addition the movement sensors work through solar energy, so that our beaches are once again a benchmark, as they were when we got all the foot washers to stop operate with drinking water and they would do it with sea water ”.