Contaminated water

THE Manager of the Balearic Sewerage Institute (Ibasan), Bàrbara Mestre, has told the Binissalem residents not to worry and assures them that the contamination of the wells does not come from the sewerage plant in Binissalem. She added that “the analysis that they have carried out is correct”. Some of the neighbours in Son Agulló and Argela have complained that the contamination is caused by the sewerage plant. After detailed research that was carried out on 21 December 2004, Mestre confirms that Ibasan are not responsible for the contamination of the wells as the amount of metal that the water contains is much lower than what is permitted by law. Around 30 residents have been affected by this contaminated water and they are asking for a thourough water analysis to be carried out. A female resident caught an infection after drinking water from a well that is near to the Can Figuera lagoons, where the sewerage plant tip their water. “My wife had an urine infection and the doctor told me that is probably due to some water that she had drank. When she stopped drinking the water, she got better”, said Jean Claude Bastide.

New health centre

THE Balearic Goverment has give the go-ahead to build a new health centre in Felanitx on a 2'410 square metre plot that is owned by the Felanitx council, said a spokesperson for the council, Joan Flaquer. The new health centre will be built on the plot located on paseo de le República Argentina, between calle Sant Joan Pelós and calle Germandat Cristiana. The Balearic Government has granted the power to sign all documents that will be needed to finish the building works to the Minister for Economy, Housing and Innovation, Lluís Ramis de Ayreflor.

Restoration financial aid

THE Inca Urban Areas Department at the Town Hall have started this year's Façade Restoration Plan. This Plan hopes to continue the work that has taken place in the last few years to improve the image of the city centre. There are two categories; one for the owners of buildings in the old part of the city, who are applicable for aid to improve the façades, doors, windows, balconies, balustrades, amongst other areas. Each owner could receive up to 12'000 euros. The other category is for buildings built at least 10 years ago outside the former area. Help of up to 7'000 euros will be granted for restoration work. All those interested in benefitting from the financial aid should go to the Town Hall (entries close on 11 April), said a spokesperson from the Town Hall.


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