Marbella Plant to Aid Survival of Costa del Sol Water Supplies

News Date: miércoles, 04 de noviembre de 2009

Marbella Plant to Aid Survival of Costa del Sol Water Supplies
Marbella Plant to Aid Survival of Costa del Sol Water Supplies

There isn’t a winter that goes by on the Costa del Sol when there isn’t some sort of debate and speculation regarding the water levels in the reservoirs in the surrounding areas, specifically due to the lack of rain during the autumn and winter seasons.

For this reason, there has been a significant expansion of the desalination plant in Marbella, which is said to become active towards the end of this year enabling six production lines to treat in excess of seven thousand cubic metres of sea-water daily.

The manager, José Bernal, of the main water-board, Acosol, informed a main newspaper that with the increased productivity that the extra six lines will provide, the desalination plant will be running at 75% capacity.

Increased production will enable the aforementioned water company to sustain water levels in the ‘La Concepción’ reservoir above its current level of 50%. This action will therefore protect the water table significantly.

Reports have noted that there has been a noticeable lack of rain in comparison to the previous autumn of last year, something that must always be taken into consideration at the beginning of the hydrological year (the basis of the measurement of a 12-month period for processing stream-flow and other hydrological data.).

Bernal was reported to say, “Given the lack of rain our guard cannot be lowered, and if the lack of rain continues into the winter we will expand the capacity of the desalination plant to bring all eight production lines into operation.”

The desalination plant in Marbella currently supplies in the region of 30% of the Costa del Sol’s drinking water, thus these production lines are vital to the continued water supply to the entire area.

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