State-of-the-Art Water Pipeline Linking Aegina With Athens Vandalized



The harbor of Aegina, Greece. Photo credit: Wikipedia

A new incident of vandalism in Greece, this time on water pipeline infrastructure, was made public on Tuesday.

This time, the victims of what has become a curse in modern Greece were pipes belonging to a proposed drinking water pipeline, part of the ambitious project to link the island of Aegina with Athens’ water system.

The Greek capital’s water company, EYDAP, filed a lawsuit against the port authority of Salamina on Tuesday because many of the pipes that were scheduled to be used for the construction of the 14-kilometer network between Athens and Aegina were damaged by unknown vandals.

It should be noted that the pipes were supposed to be placed there for safekeeping until EYDAP would be ready to use them in July of 2020.

The most peculiar aspect of this entire occurrence was the fact that the vandalism was carried out by a regular household electric drill, which was used to make several tiny holes in the pipes.

The damage was discovered thanks to a seal-control system used by the company which has undertaken the complex project of connecting the island with Athens‘ drinking water system.

The project is especially difficult since parts of the pipeline will have to be installed at depths of up to 93 meters (305 feet) below the surface of the sea.

Despite this inexplicable occurrence of vandalism, EYDAP has pledged that the ambitious project will go ahead as planned in the summer, and the beautiful island in the Saronic Gulf will be eventually linked with the capital’s drinking water system.