COSTA DEL SOL – People on the Costa del Sol will no longer be allowed to water their gardens or fill swimming pools with tap water. The new tightened water restrictions came into effect from Saturday, November 4. Due to the ongoing severe drought, the government wants to save an additional 20% on water consumption.
Since October 15, the water-saving measures have already applied to municipal cleaning services and public garden services. The taps of beach showers and public fountains were also turned off. Now, residents are also affected by the new water tightening restrictions. This concerns residents in the following areas of the western part of the Costa del Sol:
Uniform policy for all municipalities
To achieve further savings, a unique regulation has now been issued for all municipalities, so that they all implement the same initiatives and enforcement. Based on BOJA No. 208 of October 30, 2023, the irrigation of gardens, parks or green areas, both public and private, as well as orchards is prohibited; the irrigation of golf courses that do not use recycled water, and the washing of streets, pavementss or facades, public or private, and other urban uses are prohibited. In addition, filling or refilling swimming pools and washing cars are prohibited, except in approved establishments with water recycling and recirculation systems.
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The measures apply from the day after publication (November 3) and therefore took effect on Sunday, November 4. The local police can check whether people are adhering to the measures and, if necessary, impose sanctions on those who violate them.