Llíria slams 25-year wait for mains drainage link
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.