The deputy to the National Assembly for the state of Nueva Esparta, Dante Rivas, denounced this Thursday the presence of an illegal and clandestine intake of drinking water in the El Espinal Sur sector of the Díaz municipality, which was detected in a tour of the aforementioned sector together with representatives of Hidrocaribe, the Legislative Council and the mayor of the town, Marisel Velásquez.
“Several crimes are being committed here, the first is the illegal intake in the main pipe, in addition the tube is five inches, when the maximum allowed is ¾. This is not authorized by Hidrocaribe and the water is being wasted in a lagoon, while the town is suffering from the lack of vital liquid with a cycle delayed by more than 20 days, ”said Rivas.
He said that the population of the Díaz municipality has been the most affected by this fact. “Here the people of the Díaz municipality are being directly harmed because the pump at the pumping station had to be turned off because there was no flow to continue with the cycle. Families who do not have water to make food and to do hygiene at home are being harmed to avoid contagion of covid19 ”.
In this regard, the deputy asked the institutions for a judicial investigation to determine the responsibilities in this situation.
“We are going to request a judicial inspection for this and all the cases that we detect. We call on the technical water tables, street bosses and community leaders to denounce the clandestine intakes and help us optimize the service, ”said the island protector.