Water rates to soar

    Councils go to war as socialists promise to fight tooth and nail to prevent increase

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    Galasa is saddled with mountainous debts

    By David Jackson

    The board of Galasa, the publicly owned company that supplies water in the Levante and Almanzora area, has voted to increase water rates by a minimum of 32 per cent.

    But the complicated legal structure around water supply means the rate increase is not automatic. Local villages must now vote in plenary session on whether or not to apply the new tariffs in their areas, although moves are afoot in the provincial council to remove this right from them.

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