Or Yehuda mayor threatens to cut off Ono Valley from sewage line

Or Yehuda mayor threaten

December 9, 2009 17:48


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Or Yehuda mayor David Yosef threatened Wednesday to cut off access to the main sewage line to Ono Valley communities if they continue to refuse to contribute to its replacement. The Ono Valley line includes Kiryat Ono, Yehud, Ganei Tikva, Savyon, Magshimim, Tel Hashomer IDF base and others with Or Yehuda at the end. A major rupture in the sewage pipe caused over a month of sea contamination off the Tel Aviv and Herzliya coasts earlier this year. Conflicting disclaimers of responsibility held up the solution to the break as well. "We have stopped being the garbage can of the Dan Region. If all of the neighboring local authorities do not contribute their part soon, I will move to close the sewage transfer from the neighboring local authorities to Or Yehuda's pipes. I will not allow the recent situation to recur where sewage flowed into the Ayalon Stream and polluted the environment," Yosef said in a statement.

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