More drinking water fountains to be installed for people and their pets

The fountains have a dual purpose.
The fountains have a dual purpose. / SUR
  • Another 200 will be added to the 150 that have already been installed by the city council in Malaga

Malaga City Council has already awarded two contracts for the installation of another 200 drinking water fountains - mainly in the provincial capital - which can be used by both people and their pets.

These water sources will be added to the 150, which were launched last April but being briefly sealed off because of the coronavirus pandemic health measures.

The installation of the new drinking water fountains will take around five months so they should be in use by January.

Malaga’s city council has invested 200,000 euros to acquire the pumps, which will have an annual maintenance cost of 600 euros, councillor Gema del Corral, explained to SUR.

When the work is finished Malaga will have a drinking water fountain for every 1,700 residents which will allow the public to save buying bottled water and cut down on plastic waste. Pets will also be able to drink from the fountains through a separate channel that is close to the ground.

The first contract will see the drinking water sources installed in the Centro (36), Ciudad Jardín (2), Bailén-Miraflores (15), Carretera de Cádiz (25), Campanillas district (10) and Churriana district (13); while the second contract will more added in Ciudad Jardín (10), in addition to Cruz del Humilladero (30), Palma-Palmilla (8), Eastern district (23), Puerto de la Torre (10) and Teatinos-Universidad (18).