Friday, September 19, 2008
Carmel City Sewage Flood
An unrepaired rotten sewage main forced the closure of the Ir HaCarmel (Carmel City) pumping station (see pic) and bypassing crude sewage into the wadi. The sewage contaminated nearby drinking water well and stopped the supply in the Haifa and Carmel area. The problem is that the Druse city is unwilling to accept the responsability for the maintenance and repair of their main sewage line. This situation, of Arab villages unwilling to maintain their infrastructure, is typical of Israel. And it works: the Government has established an emergency fund to do what the local municipalities are failing to do.