The Town Hall of Marbella has convened for next Wednesday, July 12, the drought committee of the municipality to address the severe water shortage in the Western Costa del Sol declared by the Junta de Andalucía due to the low levels of water resources in the area.

This body will be made up of the Mayor, Angeles Muñoz and/or the Councilor for Works, Diego López; heads of the delegations of Works, Street Cleaning and Urban Solid Waste, Gardens and Beaches and representatives of the companies Hidralia and Acosol, which provide the supply service in the municipality, have indicated from the City Council in a statement.

Among other matters, in this first meeting the drought monitoring table will be set up, which will meet biweekly as long as the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Water and Rural Development maintains the alertness and emergency.

From the Consistory they have indicated that currently saving water Township “exceeds 10%since irrigation and flushing are done with recycled water”. At the moment, the Marbella Town Hall is not considering applying other restrictions such as turn off the water in the beach showersas other towns such as Torremolinos, Rincón de la Victoria or Vélez-Málaga have already done because, as they have stated, “it does not represent a great saving”.

Municipalities of Malaga with water restrictions

It was said that the restrictions on water consumption would not arrive until September, but they are already here. Different municipalities in Malaga have already begun to modify their drought plans and implement measures to save as much water as possible in the face of a situation that only worsens since only 183 hectometres of water remain in the seven Malaga reservoirs.

The ban on street washingsidewalks and facades, the filling or refilling of swimming pools, the use of ornamental fountains without a closed circuit and public showers and pumps or water cut off at night These are some measures that have been taken in different locations in the province. There are municipalities in Malaga that have been forced to establish them in order to comply with the reduction of water for supply that the Junta de Andalucía approved in the last drought commission. In others they have approved or modified their plans for measures to save drinking water after the declaration of their town as a territory in a situation of exceptional drought.

The areas that already have restrictions or have modified their plans and the measures will come into force soon are Vélez-Málaga, Rincón de la Victoria, Cártama, Benalmádena, Alhaurín de la Torre, Coin, Iznate, Almáchar and El Borge. Along the same lines, the public water company Acosol, dependent on the Commonwealth of Municipalities of the Western Costa del Sol, already reported at the end of June that it was working to activate water saving measures with the intention of reducing demand by at least one 10%

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