Llíria slams 25-year wait for mains drainage link

Costa Levante News - - NEWS -

Sep­tic tanks that should have been axed 25 years ago re­main a bone of con­tention for Llíria coun­cil, which is push­ing for mains drainage works to be fin­ished 'ur­gently'.

Around 7,000 res­i­dents on ur­ban­i­sa­tions in the Camp de Túria (Va­len­cia prov­ince) town are not hooked up to the pub­lic pipework be­cause of a 20kilo­me­tre gap in the con­nec­tion which the re­gional gov­ern­ment promised to close back in 1992.

Plans signed off a quar­ter of a cen­tury ago in­cluded three waste wa­ter plants and pipes link­ing them to the San Vi­cente area, where 41 ur­ban­i­sa­tions and small clus­ters of homes are based, plus pump sta­tions to keep the sewage flow­ing in hilly parts.

Llíria says the work is now be­com­ing an en­vi­ron­men­tal emer­gency, since it is the only way to stop the all-too-reg­u­lar sewage leaks in these ar­eas, some of which have af­fected peo­ple's homes.

Even the re­gional gov­ern­ment's wa­ter treat­ment board, EPSAR, says the work is cru­cial, but as yet no ac­tion has been taken.

Around €1.48 mil­lion in pub­lic funds are needed to fin­ish the net­work off.

Llíria has pressed EPSAR to set the ball rolling.

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