Water resources

The deadline for residents to apply for licences for water resources such as wells and boreholes is December 15.

To date, the Algarve regional water authority (ARH) has received more than 46,000 applications.

Requests can be made at Municipal Câmaras, Council Parishes and at the ARH office in Faro.

Those who don’t apply and have a licence for their water resources could be fined between €25,000 and €2.5 million.