Environment Ministry to Herzliya: Stop raw sewage flow into sea

March 22, 2009 20:10


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The Environmental Protection Ministry issued a strong warning and fine to the Herzliya municipality on Sunday for allowing raw sewage to flow into the sea just north of the marina. According to an inspection by the Green Police in the morning and evening, raw sewage was being pumped into the sea. The ministry noted that this was not the first time Herzliya had been warned or fined. They had been fined in July of 2008 and again in January of this year, according to the warning sent to Mayor Yael German. The largest fine possible under the Water Law is NIS 350,000 or one year in jail. For every day it continues, there is an additional fine of NIS 23,200 or seven days in jail. There is also a fine of NIS 200,000 for violating the Preserving Cleanliness Law. Raw sewage being pumped into the sea has shut down Tel Aviv and Herzliya's beaches several times over the last couple of months. While Tel Aviv's beaches were reopened on Friday after a solution to the pollution was found, Herzliya's beaches remain closed. The official swimming season begins just before Pessah.

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