DURING July the average supply of drinking water coming to the Bay of Palma supply was 134'700 cubic metres daily. Pollensa, however, is having difficulties in meeting demand. At July 31, the reservoirs were 56.62 percent full, with a total reserve of 6'798'000 cubic metres of water, almost 20 percent more than at the same time in 2005. If the Bay of Palma supply only had the Gorg Blau and Cuber reservoirs to feed it, these would run out in 50 days if it didn't rain continually. The S'Estemera spring, whose wells are located between Bunyola and Santa Maria, has an estimated reserve of 16'590'000 cubic metres of water, 2.5 times the amount of water in the reservoirs. However, in Pollensa, the aquifers are at a minimum and it is feared that the quality will deteriorate. Joan Comas, head of the Pollensa council's environment department expressed concern at delays in building the desalination plant in Alcudia, which will guarantee supplies in the north.


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