“They say they don’t fix it because we don’t vote for them, but we do pay taxes,” the neighbors complain
Pans and other kitchen utensils have sounded this Monday
at the door of the City Hall of San Pedro del Pinatar. The residents of El Mojón took to the square, on the day of busiest traffic of people through the weekly market, to protest “the continuous floods that we suffer, with the water getting into our houses”, the families who live in the town all year round like those that reside only in summer.
“They say they don’t fix it because we don’t vote for them, since many of us have our residence in other cities, but we do pay taxes like any other neighbor,” protested Antonia Pelegrín, who this Monday was leading the demonstration at the end of a large banner asking ‘Stop Floods. Out spilled ».
Neighbors reported that «
there have always been floods, but since they built the Pinatar Arena, they are continuous because they have diverted the course of the water, “said José Antonio Tudela, who was holding a saucepan to ask” for the mayor to come down. ”
The residents of El Mojón are also concerned about the announced outfall contemplated in the Zero Dumping Plan to the Mar Menor. «
We want to clarify the collector’s project and what they plan to do with the boulevards, but above all what the mayor has agreed with the Segura Hydrographic Confederation. If not, we will have to go to court, “said a neighborhood spokeswoman.
The mayor, who could not receive them because she was confined by the Covid, alleges that it is “a watershed problem” of the CHS
With the mayor, Visitación Martínez, confined by Covid-19, there have been three councilors who have received the neighbors in the Consistory. «We had already explained to them in previous meetings that
the problem of water avenues comes from above, because it is a watershed problem, which affects more than one municipality and more than one autonomous community, so it is the watershed body that has already commissioned the drafting of the project, “explained the mayor.
In the absence of knowing precisely what the necessary infrastructure will be to prevent the floods from flowing into El Mojón, Martínez believes that «
should be collected in reservoirs higher, and the water that arrives could be channeled through the perimeter channel in the floodable park that the Autonomous Community has requested from the central Government to be included in the projects of the European Next Generation funds ».
Regarding the neighborhood opposition to the creation of an emissary that evacuates the brine from Campo de Cartagena to the Mediterranean, contemplated in the Plan for Dumping ‘Zero’ into the Mar Menor, the mayor argued that “it is true that all the infrastructures of the Plan were considered necessary , but from the City Council we emphasized that not only the north collector is contemplated, but also other exit points to reduce the pressure ”, which would be exerted on the coast of El Mojón.