Incidents of vandalism in irrigation systems in Rethymno are developing into a plague

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Incidents of vandalism in irrigation systems in Rethymno are developing into a plague

Last week, someone turned off the central lawn irrigation supply on the island located in the area of ​​the former large supermarket, causing the entire lawn to turn yellow.

Incidents of vandalism in the irrigation systems that the Municipality of Rethymno has placed in green areas, concern the municipal authority with the competent Department of Environment & Rural Development to appeal to the citizens for cooperation.

According to the officials of the Green Department, in the incidents of vandalism, neither their extent nor their frequency can be justified. Specifically, a few days ago, someone put a rubber band on a water supply valve for watering saplings on Kountourioti Street, in the direction of Hortatzi Street, leaving it open, causing the space to flood.

Last week, someone turned off the central lawn irrigation supply on the island located in the area of ​​the former large supermarket, causing the entire lawn to turn yellow.

Since last year, the Service has found that some people repeatedly unscrew the sprinklers of the lawn island on Theotokopoulou Street as well as the green island opposite the Town Hall, which they either remove completely or throw them away and the Service reinstalls them wherever and whenever find

“This particular gratuitous and unacceptable tactic of causing damage to well-kept, tasteful common areas, which we all enjoy, locals and visitors, on the one hand, is offensive to the aesthetics of our city and, on the other hand, is an intentional economic cost due to the waste of water, man-hours required to restore the plants, lawns, irrigation materials, etc., is mentioned by the municipal authority and therefore the Municipality of Rethymno asks everyone to respect the natural and urban environment, the common areas that were built and maintained with effort and cost and calls on them: “… to defend our common right to enjoy cleanliness and beauty in public space, where we socialize in our free time, rest and entertain ourselves with our families and friends, without requiring a 24-hour presence of the municipal service to protect these spaces from vandals”.

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