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Mayor goes on a hunger strike after town’s water supply dries up
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A MAYOR went on a hunger strike after his town’s water supply dried up for the eighth year in a row.
Victor Castillo, mayor of Valle de Abdalajis, is furious that damage to the town’s aquifers by train company Adif has still not been overcome.
The protest however only lasted for a day after the infrastructure group stepped in promising to at least pay to have water brought to the town through the summer months.
Each year the small municipality of 2,800 people has to pay hundreds of thousands to bring water in by lorry.
Last year it cost €380,000 to bring in enough potable water.
“We are a small town and our reserves simply cannot support these costs,” insisted the mayor.
“This year, I was not prepared to let it happen again.”
The water supply has been damaged ever since 2005, when the construction of a tunnel for the AVE train from Cordoba to Malaga hit the town’s main aquifer.
But while Adif agreed to promised to repair the damage and compensate the town, some clauses have been ignored.
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