Almost a year has passed since the previous arson attack against the facility, which was preceded by another six instances of destruction, break-ins or arson. The local water company has already stopped counting the number of times when fuel was stolen from the site.
Nor do facility officals bother to turn to the police for every such incident. “There’s no point,” says an executive in the regional water corporation, who fears disclosing his name. They have also given up on nonessential repairs there. The sewage pump operates in rudimentary fashion after the control panel responsible for monitoring and transmitting data was burned up.