Water scarcity -CALL ON CITIZENS TO REDUCE WATER USE – Press release Municipality of Kissamos 

Due to the long dry spell, as well as the high temperatures, there is a low level of the springs as well as the wells, resulting in a serious lack of water. The Municipality of Kissamos, expressing its concern, is “ringing a bell” for consumers, clarifying that the rational use of water is imperative in order to avoid serious water shortage phenomena.

  Since it is necessary to respond to the smooth water supply of the entire Municipality, we should all reduce the consumption of water we use for domestic use to the minimum possible.

According to the Municipality’s water supply regulation, unnecessary waste will result in penalties, according to the existing legislation and the above regulation.

As far as irrigation is concerned, we call on the citizens to postpone or at least reduce to a minimum the irrigation of the olive trees until at least August 15, when the situation will be re-evaluated.

It is imperative that all of us understand that the management of water, the most precious commodity is a collective effort of both the municipal water supply services and the consumers themselves.

Source: Press release Municipality Kissamos (31st July)


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