The price of water in the Algarve is due to increase to cover the costs of two projects which aim to improve the region’s water efficiency.

The news was confirmed by the environment minister on Tuesday during an online seminar to discuss water efficiency measures included in Portugal’s Plan for Recovery and Resilience.

However, the price hike is only expected to be introduced from 2026 onwards, the president of the Algarve Municipalities Association (AMAL), António Pina, said after the news started to spread.