The Confederation Hidrografica del Jucar explain: It is Pego town hall negligence

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The CHJ explain that the Pego's town hall has deny the request for licenses to use the treatment plant as mandatory and that is why he is guilty of abandonment
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Analysis Confirms Abandonment Of Monte Pego Treatment Plant

EXPLANATION OF THE RESULTS OF THE ANALYSIS MADE BY IPROMA THE 18/01/2018 AT THE EXIT OF THE DEPURADORA DEL BARRANC DEL BALDE, MONTE PEGO.

 

INTRODUCTION:

 

In Spain, water management (potable, waste or rain) ultimately corresponds to the Confederations, which are divided according to the river basin of the main rivers, in our case, although the valley of Pego is a basin Own hydrographic, we belong to the Jucar Hydrographic Confederation.

 

This body authorizes (or not) municipalities to pour residual water into certain Detention Points, which must be registered in the registry of the Confederation, and that they must fulfill a series of conditions (maximum values ​​of parameters of pollution, such as COD, BOD, etc.) expressed in the Authorization of Discharge.

 

Any residual water spill at an unauthorized point is prohibited, and therefore is punishable by the CHX. If any of the spill parameters (COD, DBO, etc.) exceeds the maximum values ​​of the Authorization, there is also a penalty. Normally these values ​​are below what the Community Directive indicates.

 

Below we have compared the results of the analysis with the values ​​of the EU directive (which indicates the definition).

 

 

SOLIDS IN SUSPENSION AND PARTICLES IN SUSPENSION:

 

SOLIDS IN SUSPENSION

The particles suspended in the waters help the adhesion of heavy metals and many other toxic organic compounds and pesticides that contain water and that when used for irrigation cause problems of toxicity since these toxic compounds are absorbed by the root zone of the water. plant and leaves accumulating in tissues, in concentrations high enough to cause damage and reduce their yields.

The magnitude of the damage depends on the amount of ions absorbed and the sensitivity of the plant.

The suspended particles absorb heat from the sunlight, causing the turbid waters to become warmer, thus reducing the concentration of oxygen in the water (oxygen dissolves better in colder water). Also some organisms can not survive in warmer water.

 

SUSPENDED PARTICLES

The particles in suspension scatter light, thus decreasing the photosynthetic activity in plants and algae, which contributes to lowering the oxygen concentration even more. As a consequence of the sedimentation of the particles in the bottom, shallow lakes fill up faster, fish eggs and larvae of the insects are covered and suffocated, the gills are covered or damaged. Contamination by microorganisms can cause serious problems not only the health of plants and animals but also that of man, consumer of them. The presence of microorganisms should be monitored particularly in crops in which the roots or limbs of vegetables are consumed by man or animals. The microbiological criteria of water quality are of great importance for the irrigation of fresh products, fruits, vegetables and export products. To ensure the quality of the water for the irrigation of vegetables of raw consumption, they should not contain pathogenic microorganisms, thus ensuring the health of the population.

 

The maximum permissible in the directive is  35 mg / l.

IN THE ANALYSIS OF MONTE PEGO:                    122 mg / l.

 

 

 

COD:

It is the same as the BOD but it represents all the water pollution, not only that which can degrade bacteria, but all, therefore it is always greater than BOD. The difference between BOD and COD is interpreted as contamination that is not degradable (in the short term) by microorganisms.

 

The maximum permissible in the directive is 125 mg / l.

IN THE MONTE PEGO ANALYSIS:                          376 mg / l.

 

 

 

DBO5 (Biochemical Oxygen Demand in five days):

High levels of BOD indicate that the water is contaminated and needs a treatment to be used. The contamination of water by organic matter would cause in plants, that these organic pollutants accumulate in the roots or limbs of vegetables, and those affected are the consumers who ingest them directly. The deficiencies of dissolved oxygen allow the release of iron and manganese and their dissolution causing, possible problems in the treatment of water. The taste and smell are also a risk in the absence of dissolved oxygen, cause of the potential production of hydrogen sulphide and other sulfur compounds. The putrefaction of organic matter in water causes a decrease in the amount of oxygen (which is evaluated by the Biochemical Oxygen Demand, BOD) that causes serious damage to the aquatic flora and fauna. BOD, like COD, causes a decrease in dissolved oxygen, affecting aquatic life. It is important to take into account the relative variations of oxygen since if these variations are large it is a symptom that there has been an abnormal increase of vegetables, organic matter, aerobic germs, anaerobic reducers.

 

A concentration of 15 mg / l is established for BOD, for waters destined for vegetable irrigation, this value is in accordance with what is established in the General Water Law corresponding to waters for irrigation of raw consumption vegetables and animal beverages.

 

The maximum permissible in the directive is   25 mg / l.

IN THE ANALYSIS OF MONTE PEGO:                     120 mg / l.

 

 

 

OILS AND RESIDUAL FATS:

Oils and fats from food or process residues industrial (automobiles, lubricants, etc.) are difficult to metabolize by bacteria and float forming films in the water that damage living beings. They interfere with the treatment of biological waste causing maintenance problems, in aquatic life, aesthetic impact. The fats and oils in the irrigation waters form a film on the surface of the water, which, when in contact with the crops, interferes with the entry of sunlight onto the crops, thus preventing their biological development.

 

Limit in the directive:                         Not determinate.

IN THE ANALYSIS OF MONTE PEGO:  3.9 mg / l.

 

 

 

NITROGEN:

The most important factor for plants is total nitrogen, whether its content is expressed in the form of nitrate, in the form of ammonium or as organic nitrogen. Sensitive crops are affected by nitrogen concentrations above 5 mg / l, while most other crops are not affected until the concentrations exceed 30 mg / l.

 

At high concentrations of nitrogen the crop increases in size, while its sugar decreases in its content and purity, the excess of nitrogen prolongs its vegetative period while decreasing its production, as a consequence the harvests are smaller and the fruits tend to ripen late and lower sugar content. Excessive concentrations of nitrates cause blood disorders. In addition, the high levels of nitrates and phosphates in the water stimulate the growth of blue-green algae, which leads to deoxygenation (eutrophication)

 

The maximum allowable in the directive is  15 mg / l.

IN THE ANALYSIS OF MONTE PEGO:                  61 mg / l.

 

 

 

TOTAL FOSFOR:

It is a nutrient like nitrogen.

 

The maximum allowable in the directive is  2 mg / l.

IN THE ANALYSIS OF MONTE PEGO:                  8 mg / l.

 

 

 

E. COLI (scherichia coli):

Bacteria family of enterobacteria found in the gastrointestinal tract of humans and warm-blooded animals. The primary route of infection is ingestion, can cause gastroenteritis, diarrhea and intense vomiting, dehydration. It is often deadly if not treated properly. At present, the presence of emerging pathogenic bacteria, such as Escherichia coli 0157, an enteropathogen that is causing diarrhea and hemorrhagic colitis, is recognized. Some outbreaks have been attributed to drinking water. Some pathogenic bacteria that have great significance for health are the Vibrio cholerae, Escherichia coli, Salmonella typhi, Shigella, Campylobacter jejuni and the Yersiniaenterocolitica. These bacteria are transmitted orally. Most have a time of persistence in water that goes from short to moderate, low resistance to chlorine and a high infectious dose.

 

If is for reutilization or human consumption less than             100 CFU / 100ml 

IN THE ANALYSIS OF MONTE PEGO:                                      2 000 000 CFU / 100ml.

 

 

 

FECAL COLIFORMS:

The heat-tolerant coliforms comprise the genera of Escherichia and to a lesser extent Klebsiella, Enterobacter and Citrobacter. This group of organisms can ferment lactose between 44 - 45 ° C. The fecal streptococci are constituted by a species of the genus Streptococcus such as S. Faecalis, S. Faecium, S. Avium, S. Bovis, S. Equim and S. Gallinarum. All give a positive reaction with the antibodies for group D of Lancefield. Enterococci are differentiated from streptococci by their ability to grow in 6.5% NaCl and pH 9.6 at 45 ° C. Bacteria of the coliform group are found in the intestine, in human feces, and in those of warm-blooded animals. Gram-negative, rod-shaped, non-sporulated, aerobic and facultative anaerobic and negative oxidase bacteria capable of growing in the presence of bile salts or other surfactant compounds are called coliform organisms; They ferment lactose at temperatures of 35 oC to 37 oC with production of acid, gas and aldehyde between 24 and 48 hours. The following genera belong to this group: Escherichia, Citrobacter, Enterobacter and Klebsiella.

 

RISK:

The contamination by microorganisms can cause serious problems not only to the health of the plants and animals but also to the man, consumer of them. The presence of microorganisms should be monitored particularly in crops in which the roots or limbs of vegetables are consumed by man or animals. The microbiological criteria of water quality are of great importance for the irrigation of fresh products, fruits, vegetables and export products. To ensure the quality of the water for the irrigation of vegetables of raw consumption, they should not contain pathogenic microorganisms, thus ensuring the health of the population.

 

If is for reutilization or human consumption less than            100 CFU / 100ml.

IN THE MONTE PEGO ANALYSIS:                                           2 200 000 CFU / 100ml.

 

 

 

Monte Pego sewerage Analysis
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The Spills Continue From The Sewage System Of Monte Pego

 

10-02-1018:

 

We live in a wonderful area, considered one of the most healthy enviroments to live in all of Europe, but Monte Pego must face and deal with an important issue before it reaches its goal of being considered a top  enviromental urbanisation.

 

In spite of the persistent attempts by our association to obtain a friendly solution, the continuation of the filtrations is still an everyday reality.

 

This deplorable  situation has been denounced to the EU Parlamient ,who has already open a investigation.

 

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In order to correctly proof the evidences, Pro Monte Pego have asked for an analysis from professional laboratories. We want to be able to prove that the results are indeed from the spills from Monte Pego and that these exceed the legal limits.


If the analysis confirms that the discharges are polluting, Pro Monte Pego will take a vote at the next meeting for the members to decide what measures to take.


In order to obtain a meaningful result, the help of you all is key. (BECOME A MEMBER)

 

 

The following is an open letter sent to the Major of Pego.

 

Carta abierta al Alcalde de Pego, Enrique Moll Briones.

 

 

Estimado señor Alcalde:

 

El asunto que me lleva a enviarle esta carta, es el de hacerle llegar la situación actual de la depuradora central de Monte Pego.

 

A día de hoy, la situación de defunción de la depuradora de Monte Pego es un hecho confirmado por los análisis realizados en la salida de la planta en Febrero 2018 por nuestra asociación.(adjuntos).

 

Sin duda, este es un tema muy serio que nos tiene muy preocupados a todos los residentes y propietarios en Monte Pego.

 

Usted siempre nos ha ayudado activamente a los residentes de la zona y le estamos sinceramente agradecidos por las mejoras que desde su gobierno se han realizado en la urbanización. 

 

No obstante estas mejoras, nos encontramos ante un reto de mayores dimensiones, pues una urbanización sin depuradora es una urbanización sin futuro.

 

El ataque a el medio ambiente y la grave penalización económica que supone para la zona y el turismo en general, no puede ser ignorada.

 

Como siempre, sepa que cuenta con el apoyo mayoritario de la población de Monte Pego, que sin duda quiere ser parte constructiva y contribuir positivamente para poder solucionar esta situación de infraestructuras obsoletas y abandonadas, lo antes posible, pero le pedimos de nuevo su ayuda.

 

Como sabe, los propietarios en Monte Pego (Pego), pagamos unos avales en concepto de mejora de las infraestructuras en la urbanización desde hace 15 años.

 

¿ No es este un buen momento de utilizar estos fondos para solucionar esta situación ?

 

Nuestras esperanzas residen en que desde el gobierno que usted preside, encuentre el camino correcto hacia la solución de esta planta depuradora, que ahora está en manos de Dios.

 

Atentamente,

 

Vicente Portes 

Pro Monte Pego, Presidente

 

The following is an open letter sent to Monte Pego S.A.

 

Carta abierta a Monte Pego S.A:

 

Estimada Cecilia Ivars:

 

El asunto que me lleva a enviarle esta carta, es el de hacerle llegar la situación actual de la depuradora central de Monte Pego.

 

La razón por la que me dirijo concretamente a usted, es porque la empresa que usted administra , MONTE PEGO S.A., aparece en los recibos del canon del agua que actualmente pagamos los residentes en la urbanización y por tanto, aparece como titular del sistema de aguas residuales de la urbanización.

 

La defunción de la depuradora de Monte Pego, tal como muestran los análisis realizados en la salida de la planta, es sin duda, un tema muy serio que nos tiene muy preocupados a los propietarios en Monte Pego.

 

Su impacto negativo sobre la imagen de Monte Pego, el medio ambiente y la grave devaluación económica que supone para todas las propiedades aquí, no puede ser ignorada., pues una urbanización sin depuradora en una urbanización sin futuro.

 

En calidad de Presidente de Pro Monte Pego, le pido que ahora que conoce esta situación, tome las medidas necesarias para detener los vertidos de manera urgente, para calmar esta situación.

 

Así pues, si usted considera que su empresa no tiene responsabilidad alguna y no puede solucionar este problema, le agradecería que fuera tan amable de comunicárselo al Ayuntamiento de Pego para que tomen cuenta de ello.

 

Atentamente,

 

Vicente Portes 

Pro Monte Pego, Presidente

 

 

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