Agriculture, Interior ministries launch drainage audit

The director-generals of the Agriculture and Interior ministries have appointed former Water Authority head Shimon Tal to conduct an audit of how the country’s local drainage authorities functioned during last month’s storm. With a particular focus on flooding, Tal will be assessing the drainage activities in Emek Hefer Regional Council, Hadera and Baqa al-J as well as adjacent areas, the Agriculture Ministry said.
Among the elements evaluated will be whether the authorities performed drainage maintenance, whether they transferred funds necessary and whether everyone in the chain of action performed his or her function properly, according to the ministry. Tal will be submitting recommendations for the future, in order to prevent the recurrence of flood damage.