The Motril Councillor for Urban Development, Antonio Escámez, has responded to criticism over the sewage spill from the Calle Ancha roadworks.
He pointed out that the old sewage-system junction that handled both rainwater and sewage – something that is now not permitted – had been flooded out last Saturday by the downpours, resulting in raw sewage entering homes, garages and business premises.
He said that roadwork workers had been hard at it to drain the ditch where the broken, temporary pipe lies that same Saturday, as well as on Sunday. These same workers, he says, have been busy this week with the cleaning up of the affected buildings.
He went on to say that once these cleaning up operations had been concluded, work had recommenced with the task of replacing the the old system with the two independent but parallel pipe networks.
He said that this work is being carried out precisely so that this sort of thing does not happen in the future – it has long been a problem in the coastal towns that when it rains heavily, sewage appears out of the rain drains, which is why this replacement work is being carried out in La Herradura, Almuñécar Salobreña and Motril, for example.
He concluded by lamenting the fact that opposition parties had taken the opportunity to use the incident to score political points at the expense of “sullying the image of Motril.”
(News: Motril, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia – Photo: Ideal)