Summer supply: How much water is available for Malaga?

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OFFICIALS in Málaga have announced that water-saving measures may ease up if sufficient rainfall occurs following the extension of Marbella’s desalination plant.

Water-Saving Measures in Málaga: Updates on Marbella Desalination Plant

The long-awaited upgrades to the Marbella desalination plant, advocated for decades by the Western Costa del Sol Municipalities Association, will ensure potable water supply along the Malaga coast until late summer. Public company Acosol currently has water supply assurances until early July, even in the absence of spring rains. With 12 cubic hectometres of desalinated water, guarantees will extend until September 1.

Andalucian Government’s Role in Drought Decree and Marbella Desalination Plant

The Andalucian Government revealed that the improvements outlined in the new drought decree will increase Marbella’s desalination plant capacity to 20 cubic hectometres. While this capacity will be reached by year-end, 12 cubic hectometres will be available for this summer. Recent widespread rains have significantly improved water reserves in the province’s seven reservoirs, now totalling 110 cubic hectometres, a 13-unit increase from the previous week.

Improvements in Water Reserves Across Malaga Province

Public company Acosol reports that the La Concepción reservoir holds 19 cubic hectometres, up by 3.6 from a week ago, now at 33 per cent capacity. Even La Viñuela, the province’s largest reservoir, has increased its reserves by 2.7 cubic hectometres, rising from 8 to 9.6 per cent capacity.

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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!