The municipality of Humilladero, Málaga province, has been without drinking water since Saturday due to a broken water pump at the only functioning well in the area.
The water supply in thirteen municipalities in the El Condado district of Jaén province has been declared unfit for consumption, a preventative measure following the detection of chemical levels above the allowable limits.
Some 17,000 inhabitants of Cacín, Huétor Tájar, Villanueva de Mesía and Moraleda de Zafayona in Granada province have been without drinking water in their homes for the past fifteen days.
After 35 days the residents of Montejaque and Benaoján are able to use the tap water for drinking and food preparation after the Junta de Andalucia lifted the ban imposed due to contamination of the water supply. The latest tests, carried out on November 21st, showed an absence of the fecal contamination.
Following a three-year investigation, EU officials have concluded that there is no evidence to prove the previously undisputed fact that drinking water can help prevent dehydration and have banned drink manufacturers from claiming such. Drinks manufacturers wanted to include a statement on labels to the effect that ‘regular consumption of significant amounts of water can reduce the risk of development …
The latest analysis of the water supply from wells in Benaoján and Montejaque show that the level of contamination has been reduced by between 94% and 99% but the water is still not deemed fit for human consumption.
The IU in Nerja is demanding that the Mayor, José Alberto Armijo, seeks an urgent solution to the problem of residential areas whose water supply does not meet the appropriate standards for drinking.
The provincial secretary of the PSOE, Francisco Conejo, has been meeting with residents of Valle de Abdalajís affected by the lack of mains drinking water in their homes, a situation which has now been going on for one year.
In Jaén, the temperature has been reaching 42 degrees by 11:00 and for the residents of the village of La Cerradura it has not been the best of times as they have suffered three days without drinking water.
Málaga city has been in a state of drought now for 3 years and the water company Emasa has been monitoring the unauthorised use of valuable drinking water for such things as filling swimming pools.