RESIDENTS across the Axarquia are facing water rationing.
In La Vinuela – despite having the biggest lake in Malaga – a hosepipe ban has already been introduced for gardens and swimming pools.
While described as a ‘precautionary’ measure, it aims to save water to prevent cuts later in the summer.
It comes as the PSOE mayor came under attack from the PP after various small settlements, such as Los Romanes, had problems with water.
A spokesman described the town hall’s water policy as ‘useless’ and said it is ‘incomprehensible’ that residents should endure cuts each summer despite being on the doorstep of Lake Vinuela.
Meanwhile Competa has begun turning off the water supply at night to ensure there is enough water until the rains return in the autumn.
PP mayor Jose Luis Torres explained: “Most families will not be affected because they have water tanks that will fill up during the day.”