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No water cuts, despite drought

THERE will be no water supply cuts, despite the drought, as needs are met by the desalination plants, the deputy head of the water development department Nicos Neocleous said.

Speaking to state broadcaster CyBC, Neocleous said that this was the second-worst year in the past ten with a total of 17.9m cubic metres of water in reservoirs.

“The worst period was in 2013-20104 with 12.3mn cubic metres of water,” Neocleous said.

The desalination plants in Limassol, Vassilikos, Larnaca and Dhekelia, he said, produce in total,  220,000 cubic metres of water daily which is enough to meet supply needs thus there will be no cuts in domestic supply.

The government, he said, approved an increased budget so that the desalination plants operate all year round.

“It’s €15m for this year and another €27.5m for next year,” Neocleous said.

He added that when the four desalination plants work year-round, they produce 80m cubic metres of water.



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