The Municipality of Vila do Bispo launched this Tuesday, March 22, World Water Day, a campaign that calls for water saving in the municipality.
Using a photograph that shows the low level of water in the Bravura Dam, the municipality alerts the population to the possibility that, if the weather conditions are maintained and there are no significant savings in consumption, problems may occur in the
supply in the summer months.
The campaign will be present in the communication channels of the Municipality, local press and water bills, «with the aim of reaching all citizens, as well as merchants and other economic agents in the municipality», highlights the municipality.
The Bravura Dam, which supplies the western Algarve, is, emphasizes the Vila do Bispo City Council, «only 14% of its maximum level and the entire Algarve region is in extreme drought, being one of the most affected areas in the world. parents".
In February, recalls the municipality, «the use of water from the dam for irrigation by farmers was prohibited and at the meeting of the Portuguese Environment Agency (APA)/Regional Subcommittee for the South Zone of the Albufeiras Management Commission, held on 23 February, in Lagos, one of the contingency measures approved to deal with the worsening hydrological situation in the Algarve was to establish “… the exclusive use of the Bravura reservoir for supply, temporarily suspending all other uses”.
At the municipal level, the Vila do Bispo City Council decided to suspend «for imperative reasons the procedure for new requests for branches to supply water for agricultural irrigation and work is being carried out on the monitoring and control of water losses, with the aim of
strategic objective of combating real losses and apparent losses'.