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The Department of Facility Management Services and the City proposes to the full an initiative to reduce light pollution in the town of Totana (20/06/2008)

The Department of Facility Management Services and the City will propose an initiative to the full City Council with the purpose of conducting a study to reduce light pollution in the municipality.

In this regard, according to the proposal towards the municipal council of this department, Sergio Lopez, the municipality has made a study to serve as the basis of a future Municipal Management of Lighting and Light Pollution Prevention, as "undoubtedly the outdoor night lighting and roads is a necessity for society and inadequate lighting has adverse consequences for the quality of life of citizens, as well as energy consumption, "according to.

This new ordinance, explained Sergio, you have to take into account the scientific studies and European standards in this field, governing all the points necessary to prevent light pollution (types of lamps and lighting in new developments and roads newly established power control in ornamental lighting, power regulation schedules in winter and summer, etc.).

In this sense, he argued that "an inefficient or poorly designed outdoor lighting to send light into the sky, the lack of regulation time off monumental or ornamental lighting or use excessive power, generate light pollution."

He reported that the association against light pollution in the Region of Murcia "Cel Fosc" had been in contact with the City Council to report on the negative consequences of poor lighting in the population and to offer their collaboration and advice in solving this problem.

For this reason, the mayor said the proposal seeks to address "this problem is compounded each time more and a decrease in the quality of life for residents since it affects the rest of these mainly nocturnal."

Source: Ayuntamiento de Totana

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