The Diputación provincial authority has announced an investment of 4.9 million euros to help a large area of inland Malaga province improve its water supply.
In total, 17 towns and villages in the area around Antequera will benefit from the move. This area has traditionally had problems with water supply during drought, when some places have to live for long periods with fresh water brought in by tankers
There will be 34 separate initiatives that will focus on making more water fit to drink and improving existing infrastructure to stop water seeping away.
One of the issues faced in the area is a concentration of nitrates from local farming in water courses. The Diputación also says that, in some cases, half available drinking water is lost through leaks. The different projects will vary in size and scope according to the local need.