Villefranche-de-Conflent: residents deprived of drinking water

In question, a breach in the main pipeline.

Since Sunday, November 20, the population of the town, which includes the village, the suburb and the station, has been deprived of drinking water at the tap. The problem comes from a huge breach in the main cast iron pipeline dating from 1936, located at the level of the suburb, more precisely on the section of National Road 116, over a distance of approximately 150 m. More than 200 liters of water are emptied from the 2 storage tanks per minute, ie more than 120,000 liters of water daily, twice the normal consumption of the village. These 2 cisterns are located 400 m from the village, 50 m high for a pressure of 5 bars.

Crisis unit at the town hall.

A distribution of water bottles is ensured by the municipality every day in the village hall. This morning, it was all commotion at the town hall, and the crisis unit set up by the elected officials worked very well. The municipality will open the water today thursday, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Friday, November 25, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The town hall strongly advises to fill at this time buckets and various containers to supply toilets and others. This water is considered undrinkable. This Thursday morning, from 8 a.m., Fuite France will be dispatched to the site to locate this leak with a verification by camera. Then a specialized company can intervene, repair and restore running water in the town as soon as possible. Motorists are advised to remain cautious on the RN116 because of the work underway.

Water well room.

Water well room.

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For more information, town hall: 04 68 96 10 70.

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