From the Department of Services has been requested information to Aguas de Cieza to prepare a study-report on the state of the water supply network, construction materials and detailed report of the old stretches that could exist built in fiber cement.
Francisco Saorín, Councilor for Services, stated that "in Spain the use of asbestos in 2001 is totally prohibited. On March 14, 2013, the European Parliament passed a clear resolution referring to the presence of asbestos in networks Of water and more in detail in "potable water that is distributed through asbestos-cement conduits".
It calls on the EU to develop models for the control of the presence of asbestos fibers dispersed in the air from workplaces, urban centers and landfills and from fibers present in drinking water distributed through ducts Of asbestos-cement ".
Saorin considered it essential that, "given the health risks that may be involved in the particles of this material, it is the intention of this council to carry out a report of the current situation of the general drinking water network of the municipality, network plan with indication Of the type of material used, as well as location, length and condition of the sections of fiber cement networks, if any ".
Therefore, said the mayor, "given this directive, complementing the initiative to be approved in full for the removal of asbestos materials from schools in the municipality, we want to make sure that the water pipes in the municipality do not contain Always aware that the problem is not only to eliminate this material but also to deposit it later in a safe and sustainable way.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Cieza