Hunger strike planned to demand water

THE Mayor of Valle de Abdalajis has said that he will join the hunger strike planned by 40 families in a rural area of the town which has no running water.
Victor Castillo has said that he will join them on the protest and hunger strike they plan for July 15 if the Agua de los Verdiales company has not connected their water supply before that.
He says the town hall has signed an agreement with the company, which is currently in administrative proceedings, but that consent is needed from the mayors of Villanueva de la Concepcion, Antequera, Almogia and Casabermeja, which receive their water from Agua de los Verdiales.
Forty homes and six farms in the area have been without running water for over a decade, and residents have the bother and expense of having to get it themselves.
Some years back, they protested and the Junta de Andalucia approved a project to channel water from El Torcal area in Antequera. All that remains to be done is for the water to be connected, as even the meters are in place.
Meanwhile, residents continue to fill up water storage tanks from cisterns or by bringing it in bottles in the boots of their cars, and cannot understand why the situation has still not been solved.

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