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Mesogeia to get waste water unit

Faced with a second threat of legal action by the European Commission and a looming fine, authorities have finally set out a program to improve waste management in Mesogeia, eastern Attica, where sewage and drainage systems are woefully inadequate, sources have revealed. Officials from local authorities in Mesogeia, the Environment Ministry and the Athens Water Company (EYDAP) agreed to unblock stalled procedures, allowing the construction of a central waste water management center to process sewage from Paeania, Koropi, Kouvaras, Kalyvia and Markopoulo and a corresponding drainage network. The ministry’s general secretary, Andreas Andreadakis, said a feasibility study would be ready in a few weeks and work should get under way in the fall. Progress is expected to be tougher in the northern part of Mesogeia – Rafina, Artemida, Pallini, Geraka, Glyka Nera and Pikermi – as local authorities there have been protesting the planned works.