AMJASA operatives were called out recently to repair a motor at the Avenida Via Augusta pumping station in Javea.
They already had a fair idea of what they were going to find, said sources at the municipally-owned water supply and sanitation company.
With practically all families observing the lockdown restrictions during the coronavirus health emergency, too many people are flushing wipes down the lavatory as well as other items they wish to dispose of.
During their recent callout, the Amjasa employees found not only wipes but also a pair of men’s underpants jamming the pump motor, which they removed and repaired.
Amjasa sources said that the company was resigned to many other callouts of this kind, despite pleas from Marina Alta town halls to put masks, gloves and wipes into well-sealed plastic bags and place them in the grey-coloured rubbish containers.
As Javea does not yet have these containers they should be left in containers for organic rubbish, which is later incinerated