Vélez-Málaga Town Hall continues to hunt for solutions to the water shortage and resulting restrictions since the 30th of June.
Whilst they are racking their brains, they are calling upon the populace to be sparing with their water consumption; i.e., responsible water use.
The Town Hall is looking for old wells that have fallen into disuse so that if they have water still they can be connected up to the town’s mains-water system.
In other words, they’re trying to reduce consumption and increase water resources at the same time.
The Manager of the water-utility company, Aqualia, Javier Portero explained, “The Junta is carrying out operations to increase water resources with transfers from reservoirs further west, as well as looking into a desalination plant.”
He went on to say that the present water problem is here to stay if something is not done about it. He put the example of a somebody with a 30,000-litre tank and how he must husband in such a way that it lasts him all year. This, he said, is what we should all do; i.e., think that we have a finite amount of water available and not that there will always be water there when we open the taps.
(News/Noticias: Vélez-Malaga, Axarquia, Costa del Sol, Malaga, Andalucia – Photo: Sito Salas)