Algarrobo takes action: Nightly water cuts announced

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IN response to the drought affecting the region, the town of Algarrobo implements water cuts during the night. They began on February 26 and the interruption will occur between midnight and 7 a.m., aiming to conserve water amidst critically low reserves. The local government also plans to upgrade sewage pipelines, identify potential illegal connections, and establish two emergency wells.

Emergency Measures Unveiled: Algarrobo Implements Water Rationing

The scarcity of water prompted the decision, with current reserves significantly depleted. The Drought Management Committee for the Andalucian Mediterranean Basins imposed a water allocation limit of 160 litres per person per day in early February for the entire province of Málaga. Consequently, Algarrobo’s council finds it necessary to enforce nightly water cuts across the town to preserve existing reserves.

Algarrobo Adapts to Drought: Nightly Water Cuts to Preserve Reserves

Mayor Natacha Rivas, addressing the water crisis in a video statement, emphasised the urgency of the situation. Despite prior initiatives, the town faces the reality of being unable to sustain continuous water supply. The nightly cuts aim to ensure water availability during the remaining hours of the day.

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Catherine McGeer

I am an Irish writer who has been living in Spain for the past twenty years. My writing centers around the Costa Cálida. As a mother I also write about family life on the coast of Spain and every now and then I try to break down the world of Spanish politics!