Unlicensed irrigation reservoir in Las Zorreras-Los Llanos ruptures

Thousands of litres of water discharged into Axarquía river

A large irrigation reservoir, built without a licence in Cómpeta in the Axarquía, broke on Sunday. This led to the loss of tens of thousands of litres of water. The incident happened at an avocado farm located in the Las Zorreras-Los Llanos area. For reasons that are unknown and are being investigated, the recently-built water storage infrastructure, cracked on one of its sides, causing the discharge of much of its reserves into a stream that leads to the Turvilla river.

According to the local police, the leak did not cause any significant personal or material damage to the environment, although the water took a number of avocado trees, irrigation tubes and damaged part of the property to which the well belonged.

The acting mayor of Cómpeta, Obdulio Perez, explained to SUR that the damaged irrigation well "has been built without a municipal licence" and that the town hall has opened a disciplinary case.

Source: surinenglish.com

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