Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Valderrama using "at least" two wells illegally

SAN ROQUE / Sotogrande (Agencies) As we reported at the beginning of this month, the environmental pressure group Verdemar-Ecologistas en Acción informed the Junta de Andalucía for what it believed was illegal use of water by Valderrama Golf Club. Now, the Councillor for the Environment at the Junta de Andalucía, José Juan Díaz Trillo, has announced that there are enough indications that "at least two of the three" wells being used to water the course "will lead to sanctions." Investigations by the department in the matter indicate that some 110,000 cubic metres per year of illegally obtained water has been used for the last 13 years - to water some 60 hectares of grass. The report also states that the course runs three wells at about 100 m deep, pumping the water into an artificial lake near the highest part of the course, which in turn fills. by gravity, another such lake downhill. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Now why does this not surprise me?