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Acosol wants to use recycled water for street cleaning on the Costa del Sol

Street cleaning.
Street cleaning. / SUR
  • The Acosol water company has written to the regional government's Environmental Department for permission to use recycled water to hose down the streets because of the impending drought

The Acosol water company has written to the regional government's Environmental Department for permission to use recycled water to hose down the streets because of the impending drought. It stresses that the recycled wastewater produced by the treatment plants at Arroyo de la Miel, Fuengirola, La Cala de Mijas, La Víbora, Estepona and Manilva meets safety standards and it would be a sensible move to save supplies.

Margarita del Cid, the head of the Mancomunidad de Municipios, of which Acosol is part, says it would also be a way of using recycled water which is otherwise wasted. Only one third is used at present, to irrigate golf courses; the remainder is channelled out to sea.