He Estepona Town Hall informs of the decision adopted to carry out urgent measures to strengthen water resources and contribute to guarantee the water supply in the face of the water problem existing. For this, the local Administration has determined the need to build a desalination plant in the city, initiating the necessary administrative procedures for this purpose and collaborating with the competent supra-municipal administrations in this matter. An infrastructure of these characteristics has a three year lead time and a estimated budget of 20 million euros.

The acting mayor of Estepona, José María García Urbano, has argued the adoption of this measure before the “urgency and the need” to respond to the problem of the difficult water situation in the province and in the Andalusian region.

Likewise, it has referred to the provision for all administrations, within their respective possibilities, to execute the Actions needed to combat droughtsince -he explained- guaranteeing the water supply is a priority not only to meet the demands of citizens but to ensure the strength of the local economy.

The creation of this infrastructure is part of the Estepona Supply Master Plan, which includes measures related to the supply system and provision of the service to citizens and that it has projects underway such as the expansion of the drinking water storage capacity of the Las Mesas reservoir, to provide the city with greater water independence.

In Malaga the rains disappeared in the month of March and it was not until the end of April when they returned to the province. Many might think that these rainfalls could save the drought that plagues the territory of Malaga, but it was not. From the Meteorological Center of Malaga they already assured that the rains could increase the water in the reservoirs and improve the soil situation. After several days of rain and a weekend in which there has been a yellow alert for storms in Malaga, the Malaga reservoirs continue decreasing its capacity. As of May 30, they were at 32% and there were only 200 hectometres left, some 127 less than a year ago, according to data from the Hidrosur Network of the Junta de Andalucía.

A summer that is expected to be very hot

Spain has gone these days from torrential rains, hail and storms to a general rise in temperatures. And in this context, the terral has not been long in coming in Malaga. Goodbye to the umbrellas and the puddles in the streets, to the clouds and the cool; the tourists have exchanged the raincoat for the fan, and in most of the beaches there is barely room for a pin. At the gates of a summer that is expected to be very hot, the province registered this past Wednesday the highest temperature in Spain. At 5:10 p.m., the municipality of Coín marked 35.3 degrees in Coin.

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