21/08/2012 Lanzarote (BG) - Inalsa have announced that from 16.00h on Tuesday until Thursday morning, supllies to about 40 towns and villages on the island will be cut due to shortages. The cut in supply is “as a result of increased consumption towards the end of August”. The announcement was made by the Consorcio del Agua (Water Consortium), who said it is the first time this year that Inalsa has been “forced to cut supplies in rural areas”.
The affected areas include Tahíche, Nazareth, Las Cabreras, Los Valles, Teseguite, El Mojón, Guatiza, Los Cocoteros, Mala, Charco el Palp, Tabayesco, Arrieta, Punta Mujeres, Haría Guinate, Ye, Órzola, San Bartolomé, Tao, Tiagua, Tinajo, Muñique, Soo, Yuco, La Vegueta, Mancha Blanca, La Santa, El Cuchillo Caleta Caballo, Guime, Montaña Blanca, Tías Conil, Tegoyo, Masdache, Macher, La Breñas, Playa Quemada and El Golfo .
The reason for the disruption in supply is to “balance production, reserves and consumption, affected by a rise in consumption levels during late August”. The statement released by Consorcio del Agua revealed that these types of disruptions have been occurring “for the last 5 years”, and in particular last year when the cut in supply began in March. So far this year