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Spain: Town without clean drinking water receives 17,000-litre delivery00:55

Spain: Town without clean drinking water receives 17,000-litre delivery

Spain, La Bisbal de L’Emporda
August 16, 2016 at 18:48 GMT +00:00 · Published

A tanker dropped off 17,000 litres of water to six different stations in the Spanish town of La Bisbal de L’Emporda on Tuesday. The residents of the town, located close to many of Catalonia’s main tourist spots, have been without clean water since early August following a leak of agricultural herbicide into the main river. Around 12,000 inhabitants have been left without access to drinking water.

Inhabitants of La Bisbal filled up empty containers from the water tanker. The delivery is intended as a temporary measure until carbon filters can be installed to make the water drinkable again. The city council has also promised to reduce resident’s water bills while the problem is ongoing.

The Department of Agriculture have taken samples of the corn farms in the area in an attempt to find the source of leaked herbicides. Their investigations are ongoing.

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A tanker dropped off 17,000 litres of water to six different stations in the Spanish town of La Bisbal de L’Emporda on Tuesday. The residents of the town, located close to many of Catalonia’s main tourist spots, have been without clean water since early August following a leak of agricultural herbicide into the main river. Around 12,000 inhabitants have been left without access to drinking water.

Inhabitants of La Bisbal filled up empty containers from the water tanker. The delivery is intended as a temporary measure until carbon filters can be installed to make the water drinkable again. The city council has also promised to reduce resident’s water bills while the problem is ongoing.

The Department of Agriculture have taken samples of the corn farms in the area in an attempt to find the source of leaked herbicides. Their investigations are ongoing.