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Inland towns and villages around Antequera join together to complain about poor water supply in summer months

  • Fuente de Piedra, which has been the worst affected, is having to resort to water tankers

The mayors of 14 towns and villages around Antequera and the north of Malaga province have signed a joint declaration calling for an "urgent" meeting to find a solution to the shortages of drinking water faced in their municipalities.

The town halls of Humilladero, Alameda, Antequera, Archidona, Cuevas Bajas, Cuevas de San Marcos, Mollina, Fuente de Piedra, Villanueva de Algaidas, Villanueva del Rosario, Villanueva del Trabuco, Villanueva de la Concepción and Villanueva de Tapia have sent their demands to national and regional government.

They say that a shortage of water in summer months has been going on for several years, and at the moment Fuente de Piedra, which has been the worst affected, is having to resort to water tankers.

A joint meeting was held in nearby Humilladero, from where the council issued a statement saying that water was "getting scarcer every day and the quality was worsening, because of pollution from nitrates and chlorides".

The councillors want a pipeline to the area from Iznájar reservoir in nearby Cordoba province.