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How does Benahavís get its water?

Where Benahavís' drinking water comes from

The drinking water supply in the municipality of Benahavís comes from two different sources:

  • Surface water:
    • From the La Concepción reservoir and the desalination plant, managed by Acosol, and is treated at the Río Verde drinking water treatment plant for distribution to the 11 municipalities in the Costa del Sol Occidental Municipal Association through their distribution networks.
    • From the catchment in the Guadalmina River. This water is filtered through a gallery and conducted in a pipe to the Benahavís tank.
  • Groundwater:  Aguas de Benahavís manages local water catchment, which is distributed in the municipality from existing aquifers.

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The groundwater catchments provide approximately 14% of the water consumed in the municipality of Benahavís.

The municipality has five underground catchments to supply drinking water: the Romeral, Canteras, Tee, Gallinas and Barroso catchment wells. An analytical and hydrodynamic control is carried out in all catchment wells to ensure the quality, availability and sustainability of the resource.

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Surface water

Acosol gets 62% of Benahavís' water from the La Concepción reservoir, which comes from the Verde River, backed up by the desalination plant. The water is taken to the Río Verde drinking water treatment plant, where it is distributed through 11 connections throughout the municipality of Benahavís. Around 20 tanks store over 15,000 cubic metres of drinking water, to ensure the supply to the municipality. The remaining 24% of all the surface water that is supplied comes from the Guadalmina River. Water is filtered through a gallery and conducted in a pipe to the Benahavís tank.

Potabilización SINAC


Tras su captación, el agua pasa por un proceso de potabilización, para que el agua distribuida al municipio sea apta para el consumo humano. Aguas de Benahavís no gestiona el proceso de potabilización del agua.

Los datos relativos al origen del agua y proceso de potabilización se pueden consultar en el SINAC (Sistema de Información Nacional de Aguas de Consumo).