Spain's Fuengirola Returns To Washing Down Streets

Spain's Fuengirola Returns To Washing Down Streets

Fuengirola Resumes Daily Cleaning of Public Spaces Amid Improved Drought Conditions

Fuengirola, May 27, 2024 — The Fuengirola town hall has announced the resumption of its daily cleaning of public spaces, a service that will be conducted every 15 days using non-potable water. This longstanding municipal service was previously halted due to drought restrictions imposed by the Junta de Andalucía regional government to mitigate the drought effects on the Costa del Sol.

"Recently, we have transitioned from a severe to a serious drought status, which allows us to reintroduce this vital service to keep our municipality cleaner, especially with the high season approaching and our population increasing exponentially," stated Carmen Díaz, the councillor for cleaning.

Díaz emphasized the use of non-potable water for the cleaning efforts. "Although the situation has improved somewhat, the drought persists, and we must continue to act responsibly," she noted.

In addition to the resumption of regular cleaning, the council will maintain two supplementary services aimed at enhancing the town's cleanliness and image. These services include the removal of stains and chewing gum from the streets and the use of a specialized device to clear deposits from jacaranda trees, which are particularly prolific this time of year.

These measures underscore Fuengirola’s commitment to maintaining a clean and welcoming environment for both residents and the influx of tourists expected during the high season.

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