The public water company Acosol, dependent on the Commonwealth of Municipalities of the Western Costa del Sol, will make available to the municipalities of the region reclaimed water for flushing and irrigation of parks and gardensan action that is part of the measures to save 10% of water resources in the face of the drought situation, as reported on Tuesday by the executive CEO, Manuel Cardeña.

This was highlighted by the head of the company after holding a technical meeting with the municipalities of the Western Costa del Solwhere he has announced the measure.

Cardeña stressed that the measure was adopted after the Agreement reached with the Junta de Andalucíawhich allows Acosol “to make the reclaimed water available to the town halls and for the latter to be responsible for the application of the protocols for its correct use”.

Thus, the consistories of the Costa del Sol will have at their disposal reclaimed water for flushing and the irrigation of the parks and gardens of their cities, an action is part of the activation of measures to reduce the demand for water by at least 10%, he stressed.

10% reduction in water consumption

Acosol began working last June with the town halls of the region to activate water saving measures in order to reduce demand by at least 10%, due to the severe shortage situation declared in the region according to the volume stored by the La Concepción dam.

As highlighted by the public company, the measures will be adopted based on the special drought plan among which are the maximum use of reclaimed water for golf courses, the limitation of the use of potable water in irrigation and washdowns, having to use other types of resources, as well as a rational use in swimming pools.

The company stressed that “there being no problem of quantity of resource, The objective pursued with all of the above is to end the hydrological year 2022-2023 with levels in the reservoir that allow guaranteeing the quality of the water at the time of maximum consumption”.

In this sense, it is worth noting the works that are being carried out in the Marbella desalination plant, which will double its production from 5 to 10 to 12 cubic hectometres, as reported last Thursday by the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Development, Carmen Crespo, who estimated that the works will be completed before the summer of 2024.

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