Yesterday, the Sant Josep City Council announced the tender for its bathing areas’ beaconing services. The Department of Coast and Beaches will manage this service entirely, marking a significant shift from the previous arrangement. Before this, the City Council was responsible for beaconing while the beach concessionaires handled boat entry and exit channels. The government team highlighted this change and its implications.
The objective is to unify all signage according to current regulations, promoting proper usage by both concessionaires and bathers. This will not only enhance their safety but also foster better coexistence among concession devices, boats, and other users. Another notable aspect of the service is the expansion of the beaconed surface area reserved for bathers. It has increased to 16 kilometers, which is a significant improvement compared to the previous 10 kilometers.
To make it easier for non-motorized device users such as kayaks or paddle surf boards to access the sea, the number of channels available on the beaches will be expanded. Until now, only one public channel was accessible (in Cala Codolar), but this will be increased to a total of five, as explained by the Consistory.
Sant Josep has extended the beacon installation period from May 1 to October 31, commencing 15 days earlier than the usual timeframe. This extension aims to enhance the beach service’s quality at the start of the season, which is consistent with the lifeguard and lifeguard service’s improvements.
The service will be awarded for the next five years, with an estimated total cost of 1.6 million euros. However, the cost is divided into two lots: the first one, between es Pouetò and Cala Molí, is expected to cost 797,056 euros, while the second one, from Cala Vedella to Platja d’en Bossa, is estimated at 818,625 euros.
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