Water supplies may be cut throughout Andalusia

27th September 2006, Comments 0 comments

27 September 2006, CORDOBA — Water restrictions may be brought in throughout Andalusia by December if sufficient rain does not fall, officials said on Wednesday.

27 September 2006

CORDOBA — Water restrictions may be brought in throughout Andalusia by December if sufficient rain does not fall, officials said on Wednesday.

Environmental executive Fuensanta Coves, of the Andalusian regional government, said unless an average of 300mm of rain had fallen, the supplies would have to be cut.

She said any restrictions would hit farmers as only 10 to 12 percent of water was used for human consumption.

Coves, who made her announcement at a press seminal in Cordoba, said after two years of drought, the emergency measures would have to be adopted.

She said the region would still be able to guarantee water for human consumption.

But emergency plans were being drawn up if agriculture was affected by the continued lack of rainfall.

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Subject: Spanish news

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