«Thank goodness for the rain!» is the catchphrase on Myconos this summer. Unprecedented storms over the winter months on this most cosmopolitan of islands were a boon for the local population, who saw the two reservoirs overflow. «For the first time in many years, we don’t have a water shortage,» Myconos Mayor Christos Veronis told Kathimerini. «Just imagine, we have two desalination units that we don’t even need to use. One of the dams has collected 3 million cubic meters of water and the other 4 million, so we are covered,» he said. Two modern water-processing units ensure that the water quality is of high standard and can be drunk. «We have a chemistry lab that takes daily measurements and we know that the water quality is very good,» he said. Moreover, Myconos’s water supply network covers about two-thirds of the island, including the main town and its environs and many settlements. As for next year? «If it doesn’t rain at all, we’ll be in trouble. But if it rains sufficiently, the works we have undertaken can ensure that demand will be met,» said Veronis.