Axarquia council imposes measures to prevent calcium build-up

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CALCIUM: Has been causing problems in Velez Malaga. Credit: Wikimedia

VELEZ MALAGA Council has implemented a series of measures to reduce lime in its water supply.

The town hall has worked together with Aqualia, the municipal water supplier, to reduce the presence of lime by up to 60 per cent in some parts of the town by using polyphosphate and CO2 to lower the PH of water.

The town’s Deputy Mayor, Marcelino Mendez Trelles, announced he has also met with Aqualia technicians to contine working on the problem after a series of complaints from residents about hard water ruining their appliances.

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Last month, members of the opposing Izquierda Unida (IU) party also claimed water from the Molino de las Monjas well contains higher-than-normal levels of calcium and is affecting households in Caleta de Velez area.  IU told the council it will be seeking a solution from the Ombudsman, claiming there had been, “innumerable and considerable damages caused by the poor quality of the water supplied.”

The council rejected these claims at the time, saying the water, “meets quality requirements.” A spokesman for the council’s Department for the Environment added, “the water in Caleta de Velez comes exclusively from Axaragua, we do not understand the smear campaign that IU has been carrying out.”

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