She cried... Instead of tears, she was dropping sparkles! It was the Water Woman protecting the small piece of land and it's natives who are rooted there.
For more than 70 years the inhabitants of the village Lunga, continue to confront the grave problem of drinking water. After the groundwater has been polluted, the people get kerosene from their wells instead of water. The concentration of kerosene in some wells from Lunga is so big that the inhabitants use buckets of this liquid to light the fire in their stoves.
The ground water was polluted years ago as a result of leakage. The pipe transported kerosene to the ex-air base from Marciulesti. A Check company promised that they will clean the water in Lunga. It will take around one hundred years for the water to become clean in a natural way.
The local authorities say that the inhabitants of the village are seriously affected by the deficiency of drinking water. According to the mayor of the locality, Galina Burduja, they need more than two million lei ((180 995 USD) in order to build an aqueduct that would provide drinking water for the village. There are no funds in the local budget for this.
Such a massive pollution of the water lead to the growth of infectious diseases. The effects of this burning water will keep the flame in the upcoming generations...
Who is to solve this problem, but us: you, me, your friends?
This is my land, and I care!
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