Running water could be cut in Murcia and Alicante

30th August 2006, Comments 0 comments

30 August 2006, MADRID — Water supplies could be cut in southeastern Spain as reservoirs fall to 10 percent of capacity, authorities said on Wednesday.

30 August 2006

MADRID — Water supplies could be cut in southeastern Spain as reservoirs fall to 10 percent of capacity, authorities said on Wednesday.

Reserves in Murcia and Alicante have reached their lowest level this year after months of drought.

Murcia and Alicante could soon see their running water cut.

In the past week, reservoirs in central Spain have fallen by five cubic hectometres, leaving them at 244 cubic hectometres.

If they fall another four cubic hectometres then no more water can be extracted to supply homes and businesses in Murcia and Valencia with drinking water.

The environment ministry says the situation has never been so bad.

Environment minister Cristina Narbona accused politicians in Alicante and Murcia of worrying more about the needs of golf courses and hotels than about water conservation.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news 

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