Turre water scandal investigated by Canal Sur

I’ve been invited to appear in a Canal Sur interview tomorrow, about the disgusting state of water in Turre. I refused (but sent someone else instead), but if you have any personal horror stories or photos, get them to me ASAP (before tomorrow) and I’ll forward them onto the investigative team. The reporters are doing their piece here tomorrow midday, for broadcast tomorrow night or Thursday midday, not sure yet. The team were contacted by Continue reading Turre water scandal investigated by Canal Sur

Bedar to get a new well for drinking water

The Diputacion is sinking a new well for drinking water in Bedar. The current one, 145 metres deep, isn’t producing enough water, and the water it is producing is coming out with too many minerals. A thingie to reduce the iron content, installed a few years ago, isn’t doing too well as the minerals continue to increase Well, they’re sucking at the bottom of the barrel… The new one will be 250 metres deep, and Continue reading Bedar to get a new well for drinking water

Turre water contaminated AGAIN – don’t drink it!

Sulphates in the water? Well, it’s probably just the health department being over cautious. But when the Health Department reckons the water could make you ill, I’d have thought that a little more notice could be given. The Turre townhall, with its usual blasé attitude towards public health and safety, has quietly stuck up a notice in Super Turre telling people that Turre water is contaminated and condemned by the Health Department.

Galasa proposes hefty water price hike

GALASA, the water company for most of the Levante, has asked to increase its fixed cost for having a water connection by €9 a month. It’s idea is to have all customers on the same basic water rate. Currently, depending on which town you live in, your standing cost for a water meter can vary immensely. Depending on where you live, the increase could be 300%. The proposal is being sent out to all townhalls Continue reading Galasa proposes hefty water price hike

Mojacar losing blue flags was “an error” says organisation – they’re back!

The organisation in charge of blue flags now says Mojacar shouldn’t have lost its blue flags, and apologises for the confusion. Yesterday ADEAC, in charge of blue flags, issued a press release withdrawing blue flags from 15 beaches across Andalucia due to health and safety issues, including all four blue flags issued to Mojacar. This morning, ADEAC told EFE (the news agency) that actually, Moajcar shouldn’t have been on the list and they’ve only withdrawn Continue reading Mojacar losing blue flags was “an error” says organisation – they’re back!

Baja Andarax will have no water this summer warns water company

Water supplies will run out this summer across the Baja Andarax region of Almeria this summer, unless the Junta frees up funds at once to carry out emergency repair works, warns the water company. The Baja Andarax is the area around Viator, the other side of Almeria, going up the river Andarax. The cut means leaving some 40,000 people without access to water, according to La Voz. The trouble is that the Junta needs to Continue reading Baja Andarax will have no water this summer warns water company

Don’t drink the water! (Unless you’re thirsty)

Landing back in Spain after a jaunt away, I was surprised to see that Galasa has had its water supply condemned and we’re all drinking contaminated water. I mean, this is news? Been like this since day dot. Anyway, best look it up I thought. The problem stems from the floods last year, which seem to have washed a load of organic crud into the Cuevas dam which is only just starting to work its Continue reading Don’t drink the water! (Unless you’re thirsty)

Almeria gets more blue flag beaches than ever before!

21 beaches in Almeria have been awarded the “blue flag” for 2013, meaning that their services, installations, environmental quality, cleanliness and general state meet or surparsses EU standards. The award is given by the “Foundation for Environmental Education“, who I notice are currently looking for a new CEO. Where’s my CV? That’s 2 more than last year, although one beach (the one next to Almeria port) lost its flag due to contamination from the port. Continue reading Almeria gets more blue flag beaches than ever before!

Water cuts to continue until late Monday

Water supplies are not expected to be restored until late Monday evening, according to Galasa, the water company. All the main pipes have been broken in several places as they cross different riverbeds after the recent storm. Most of the Levante are now running off their local water reservoirs and once they are empty -as they are in many places now- they’re out of water. Such as most of Mojacar. A mate of mine who Continue reading Water cuts to continue until late Monday

IVA increase will apply to July and August utility bills

A complaint has been lodged alledging that the IVA increase, due on the 1st of September, will affect water, gas, telephone and electric bills for the months of July and August unless the government issues an exception. FACUA, the consumers organisation, has pointed out that most utility companies will issue their two months bills in September, after the 1st of September increase in IVA. However, the bills will be for services provided in July and Continue reading IVA increase will apply to July and August utility bills