The water supply to 300 hundred dwellings in a Peyia neighbourhood is contaminated and unsuitable for use.
Hundreds of holiday-makers and residents gathered at the Peyia Municipal Council on Tuesday in protest over their water supply which is serviced from a private borehole demanding that they be supplied from the local council.
Peyia’s Mayor, Neofytos Akoursiotis admitted that it was a serious problem that the present council had ‘inherited’, but would be calling a council meeting to discuss ways in which to solve the problem.
“We inherited some problems. The water supply is connected to a private borehole which has, according to laboratory tests become contaminated. The Council is obliged to supply water to the area as it designated as a tourist area, we do however need to be notified in writing by the relevant authorities that the water from the borehole is contaminated,” he explained.
He also explained that a further problem is the fact that the supply of water to the area is specified on the individual title deeds, and explained to the owners that they can through legal channels clarify that this clause be stricken from the title deeds.
Akoursiots concluded by advising the protestors to prepare a letter demanding that they be supplied water directly from the council, citing the recent laboratory report stating that their present water supply has been contaminated.
According to the residents of the affected area, they were officially informed of the contamination in June but insist that the problem has been present since February.