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Utilities in Spain


Electricity

Sevillana Endesa provides electricity in Andalucia. The supply in most of Spain is 220 volts. However, some areas still have a 110 volts supply, which can cause the circuit to trip if too many appliances are used at once. If this occurs, do not be alarmed, reduce the number of appliances in use and reset the switch near your meter.

Be aware that short power cuts are frequent in Spain. If you use a computer, you may like to fit an ‘uninterrupted power supply’ (UPS) with a battery backup to ensure you always have time to save your work should a power cut occur.

Gas

Metered gas is not widely available in Spain. In most areas, Repsol Butano will deliver gas bottles directly to your home for which a contract is required. Gas appliances must be serviced and inspected at least every five years.

Water

Southern Spain can suffer from water shortages in summer months. This is more likely to affect rural areas than coastal but everyone should use water sparingly.

Water is generally safe to drink in Spain, however it often tastes awful. If in doubt, have your water analysed or drink water from a bottle.

Refuse Collection

Rubbish is collected regularly from large bins in the streets. It is your responsibility to bag and tie your rubbish and ensure it is placed in these bins. Unwanted larger items such as old sofas and fridges should be taken to your local rubbish dump and not left to look unsightly at the side of the road.

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