ABOUT a year ago, the Asociacion de Vecinos de la Montana de Pego (AVMP), Monte Pego’s Official Residents Association noticed that the Monte Pego sewage treatment plant was spilling what appeared to be insufficiently treated sewage.
The spill went directly into the theBarranc de Batlle and floated toward the River Riu Riaxo beyond the CV-700.
There it would potentially contaminate the waterways of the adjacent rice fields and the Marjal nature reserve.
After being passed from pillar to post in trying to stop the spill, the AVMP held a conference with the local press at the Casa de Cultura in Pego some two weeks ago.
The conference attracted much attention and the AVMP vowed it would not stop in its pursuit of resolving the sewage spill, ‘we will continue to bring this problem to the attention of the public at large and its political representatives, hoping that the value of living in a healthy environment prevails.’
Within 24 hours of the conference, the spill was stopped by a service company and the developer of Monte Pego’s lawyer was quick to notify the AVMP and the local press that the responsibility for the spill does, in fact, fall within Pego Ayuntamiento’s remit.
Pego Ayuntamiento is responsible for the maintenance of the plant as well as damages it has caused to the adjacent environment.
The AVMP have now requested the legal viewpoint of Pego Ayuntamiento and will bring it to the attention of residents on Monte Pego and the public at large in due course.