Trevélez’s Water Woes | Costa Tropical Gazette News

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Trevélez, the highest inhabited village in Spain, won’t have any drinking water this summer, warned the Mayor.

Mayor Adrián Gallegos made this gloomy prediction given the state the municipal water supply is in, and it’s all got to do with the lack of snow up above the village.

“The water tanks are emptying during the night when they should be filling with melt water,” he said, adding that this was because some locals are wasting water. For this reason he intends to start fining the worse squanderers.

He is not exaggerating about the water problem because during Semana Santa when the town was filled with tourists, the village had water-shortage problems when the municipal water tanks ran dry, leaving households with no water coming out of their taps.

The solution would be to take water from Rio Grande instead of depending on melt water making its way down to Trevélez’s wells. It would have to be brought approximtely four kilometres from the river up to the top of the village where the municipal water-storage tanks are.

Although the Provincial Council has provided the funding, the Town Hall can’t start until the Junta de Andalucía issues the appropriate licences, etc.

(News: Trevelez, Alpujarra, Granada, Andalusia)

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