Manresa city council guarantees drinking water in all homes with the installation of solidarity meters for vulnerable families

Name of the local/regional government
Manresa
Type of initiative
Response
Type of response
Social cohesion
Contact information:
Sònia Puyol González
European Projects and City Promotion Senior Officer
Service of City Promotion
Municipality of Manresa

Plaça Major, 1 4ª planta
08241 Manresa
Tel. +34 938 782 472
spuyol@ajmanresa.cat
Initiative language
English

In the current situation of crisis due to the coronavirus, Manresa City Council considers it essential that no person or family does not have running water at home. For this reason, the municipal water supply company, Aigües de Manresa, has begun the installation of solidarity water meters for vulnerable families. There are already 45 cases detected by Social Services in which meters have been installed, and about 50 more are being managed.

Manresa City Council guarantees access to drinking water in all homes where people or families live. The current situation of health alarm as a result of the coronavirus crisis makes it very important to maintain health in all places of human coexistence and access to water supply is essential. For this reason, on a temporary basis, Manresa City Council, through Aigües de Manresa, has begun the installation of water meters called solidarity, although residents do not have a permit for the stay.

In order to carry out this task, a first list of cases known to the municipal Social Services has been drawn up and sent to Aigües de Manresa to confirm whether there are people living there and that connections are possible. If so, the meter is registered and administrative actions are initiated to guarantee the rights of both residents and property. So far, a total of 45 solidarity meters have been installed for this system, and about fifty more are being managed.

In the current state of alarm, Manresa City Council considers that everything that helps to protect individual and collective health is essential to deal with the pandemic and collaborate in its eradication.

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