Drought adds pressure on aquifer that serves major Costa towns

Water companies are lowering their well pumps deeper to ensure supplies

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Benalmádena's water company is modifying one of its well pumps to draw from deeper down

THE already overexploited Sierra de Mijas aquifer, which serves a population of more than 250,000 people in Mijas, Torremolinos, Benalmádena, and the two Alhauríns, is facing additional pressure due to the drought, lowering the levels of the wells that serve these towns.

While officials say the current situation is not alarming, local water companies have been lowering their well pumps to deeper levels in order to guarantee supplies if drought conditions persist.

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