Drought Ends Beach Showers

The water shortage in the Axarquía has moved up another notch; beach showers will be turned off from Monday the 1st of August in Rincón de La Victoria.

AXA Beach ShowerViñuela Reservoir is on a collision course with its all-time-low figure of October 2008 when the reservoir was down to only 9.2% of its holding capacity, which is equivalent to 15 hectometres. Yesterday El Embalse de Viñuela only held 12.8% with the whole of August to go.

The Mayor of the Rincón de La Victoria, Francisco Salado said, “owing to the exceptional state of the drought that eastern Axarquía is suffering, and with the aim of conserving water in the reservoir, we are going to act with responsibility by taking this measure which we know will be unpopular.”

All 57 of the beach showers on the town’s beaches will have a sticker note attached, explaining the reason that they are inoperative.

“The saving in water will be considerable because not everybody uses shower water responsibly,” the Mayor pointed out explaining that some beachgoers use them for personal hygiene rather than simply washing off sand and salt, and in some cases as somewhere they can wash off their beach equipment.

Lastly, the Mancomunidad de Municipios de La Costa del Sol Oriental-Axarquía has called on towns along the coast to stop using drinking water to wash down streets, or for filling private pools, etc, thus complying with the Drought Decree issued by the Junta in 2021.

This decree expressly prohibited the use of water apt-for-drinking to wash down streets, water gardens & parks and golf courses, as well as to wash cars other than at carwashes.

The Town Hall of Rincón de La Victoria assures that the water that they use for washing down streets is not treated water for human consumption; i.e., drinking water.

(News: Rincón de La Victoria, Axarquia, Costa de Sol, Malaga, Andalucia)

  1 comment for “Drought Ends Beach Showers

  1. Patrick Barry Storey
    July 30, 2022 at 3:48 pm

    No problems for most men. Once a month shave and shower. Baby wipes for personal bits. :)

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