Sewage odour and attaching health problems
Hopefully someone else has experienced a similar problem to us and can start us off in the right direction to stop our problem. We have owned a house in La Drova for about 4 years. Allegedly the house is tied in to a main sewage system which we understand runs from an old people's home down to the main road and an alleged sewage system (which very existance seems questionnable). Apparently few other properties are tied in to 'our' mains system and so presumably have their own individual septic tanks and other systems to dispose of their sewage. Over the last 12 months we have had some intermittent chokingly strong sewage whiffs lasting relatively short periods of time (up to 30 mins) at seemingly random times day and night - seemingly other parts of the village are also similarly effected but at differing times. We understand complaints have been made by english & spanish residents alike to the local Mayor without any apparent positive action following. It is rumoured that the sewage pipe into which our system is tied stops somewhere underground in the land adjoining my property, that it does not feed in to any mains system, that the pipe is illegal, and the town hall have a grant to install a sewage system and treatment plant but is not using it! There are even rumours that a mains sewage system does not even exist at La Drova. When the foul smell is apparent there is seemingly no physical sign from where it is originating.
How do we make an effective start to resolve this problem - if the town hall is inactive? - do the spanish have such a government department as Environmental Health, or similar? - if so might they be encouraged to show an interest? - where can I get factual reliable evidence of the sewage systems operating in La Drova - from whom can I get at least a basic environmental report prepared by an expert of which the authorities will take notice? any constructive suggestions/pointers welcome please.
JohnThis message was last edited by Chirp on 3/25/2008.
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