Mijas town hall has already started work to improve the water infrastructure in the municipality to guarantee the supply of water and provide a different option to the one managed by the regional administration.
"It is our obligation to guarantee the service keeping in mind the low levels of the aquifers in the mountains. We have already begun the geotechnical study for a holding tank in Mijas Pueblo which constitutes the most important element of the entire network," explained José Carlos Martín from the Works department of the town hall.
The town council is planning the installation of new water pipes in Calle Almáchar and Calle Codornices and to replace the old fibre-cement holding tank in El Cerrajón.
The water supply is managed by the company Acosol but the town hall will be carrying out follow-ups and process the permits to guarantee the supply.
"We have to be proactive, not only being aware of the lack of water especially in summer in the town, but also the population growth that we experience in the high season," says Martín.
Mijas Pueblo is the most affected area as it depends on water from only nine wells.
The water improvement tax, applicable on drinking water for urban use in Andalucía, finances the hydraulic infrastructure so Mijas town hall requested back in 2015 that the Junta de Andalucía manages the funds for the project. After four years of waiting, definitive approval has been given and the improvement works have been given the green light.