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No Rain… No Fruit

(SUK) It really needs to rain and rain properly. We’ve seen promising skies, thunder, lightening and even a smattering of raindrops. However, the countryside needs sustained rainfall over weeks.

The Ruinous Rules

The Ministry of Agriculture has hired the private company, Prointect to draw up a viability project to bring irrigation water down from Béznar-Rules Reservoirs to the coast.

Water and Electricity Should Go Up

he Association of Engineers for Roads, Ports and Canals (ICCP) foresees a 25% increase in the price of domestic water and 30% in domestic electricity. This is not imminent, but ‘necessary,’ the association considers.

At present, the Spanish consumer pays between one and two euros per cubic metre of water, whereas in the rest of Europe the price is between three and seven euros, for which reason, their reports reads, “We must expect a minimum increase of 25%.”

The Association’s Spokesman considers that the ‘undercover subventions’ on the price of water should disappear and that instead there should be a social voucher the same as there is for electricity.

This report is mirrored by one from the OCU (Organización de Consumidores y Usuarios), which considers that the liberalization of the electricity utility sector and the disappearance of the Controlled Tariff for the majority of consumers will provoke a 30% rise in cost for domestic electricity supplies, bringing the average, per-annum, domestic, electricity bill up to 1,000 euros (up from 753 euros).

Marina del Este Stabilized

The extensive work that has been taking place on the hillside behind and above the Marina del Este, La Herradura, has concluded.
All told, 30 shafts have been sunk to drain off underground water within the hillside.
What has caused all the problems to date is that the hillside has been retaining water, which has softened the ground, causing parts to slip, resulting in cracks through many of the new buildings in the area.