Irrigators Community of the Canal Bajo del Algar
The irrigators community of the Canal Bajo del Algar was established in 1945. It covers 2.330 irrigated hectares and groups about 1.900 irrigators. It is integrated in the National Federation of Irrigation Communities (FENACORE), in the Valencian Federation and in the Federation of Irrigation Entities of the Province of Alicante. It belongs to the Júcar Hydrographic Confederation and includes the municipalities of the Marina Baixa county (Altea, Alfaz del Pi, Benidorm, Finestrat, Villajoyosa and La Nucia). The type of irrigation that is mostly used (80%) is localized irrigation and the main crops are citrus and medlars. The Canal Bajo del Algar signed agreements with Benidorm Municipality and the Water Consortium of the Marina Baja, in order to manage the Algar-Guadalest and Amadorio river basins –including potable-water distribution pipes–, and the exchange of potable water for regenerated water during drought situations.
General Community of Irrigators and Users of Callosa d’En Sarria
The General Community of Irrigators and Users of Callosa d’En Sarrià supplies an irrigated surface area of approximately 1,850 hectares grouped together in different irrigation communities and entities. The municipality of Callosa d’en Sarrià also belongs to this irrigation community, sharing hydraulic infrastructures and water resources. The irrigation system is mixed, combining areas with drip and gravity irrigation. The dominant crop is medlar, although recently avocado is being promoted. It manages the set of irrigation systems that have water rights that reach the pumping station of the Algar River and that are used by the municipalities of the region through collaboration agreements with the Marina Baja Water Consortium.
Irrigators Community of Villajoyosa Orchads
The Irrigation Community of Villajoyosa Orchads is responsible for the organization of the collective use of public, surface and groundwater that are common to them. It belongs to the Júcar Hydrographic Confederation and the National Federation of Irrigation Communities of Alicante, and covers an irrigable area of about 1,370 hectares, grouping about 1,700 community members, with the dominant irrigation system of gravity or blanket irrigation of citrus fruits as its main crop. This entity signed agreements with the Marina Baja Water Consortium for the exchange of potable water for reclaimed waste, as well as for the joint use of the Amadorio reservoir.