Update 29 November: Puerto de la Cruz Ayuntamiento and Aqualia have lifted the restriction on drinking water. Concejal de Sanidad, Antonia María Domínguez, and the director general de Salud Pública del Gobierno de Canarias, José Díaz-Flores, today said that tests have now shown that the quality of drinking water has increased to make it safe for consumption. The Ayuntamiento said that the water was being analysed daily for its chemical and bacteriological parameters.
Original post 23 November: To add to the widespread and longstanding problems with drinking water in north Tenerife (link), Aqualia – the municipal supplier in Puerto de la Cruz – has now issued a warning to the public, operative from yesterday evening, not to drink the water in the Las Dehesas, La Vera, Las Águilas, San Antonio-Esquilón, Las Arenas, San Fernando and Taoro-Malpaís areas of the town. Almost 14,000 residents are affected.
Aqualia says that in these areas the public must not drink the water, nor use it to prepare food, until further notice. The council says that it is a “microbiology amd chemical issue” which has compromised the water’s quality and made it unsafe for human consumption, and that they are “working on it”. In the meantime, a client information telephone number – 902 236 023 – has been set up for those who would like further information.