Works got under way on Tuesday to guarantee the water supply to thousands of families in the Palo Alto area, south of Ojén and to the north of Marbella.
The project, which has a budget in excess of one million euros, will see two small reservoirs, one in Ojén and another in Palo Alto, connected.
This will ensure sufficient water supply to the area just as the current supply, from the source of the Almadán river, had started to become insufficient for the growing population.
The works, in which 3.7 kilometres of pipeline will be laid down, will take four months.
Margarita del Cid, president of the Mancomunidadof the Western Costa del Sol, a supramunicipal body responsible for water supply, stressed provider Acosol's commitment to "improve the quality of the service for every citizen".