population of The Beykoz district of Istanbul asked the authorities to take precautions regarding the pollution and stench emanating from Riva Creek.
Increasingly bad going in Riva Creek and color of The stream that is beginning to turn black in In recent days, the face of reaction of the people living in Ocean.
Dealing with growing complaints of Surrounding residents environmental inspection teams affiliate with Istanbul Governorate Directorate of She examined the environment, urbanization and climate change area And took Creek samples.
Citizens who It is said that he feels uncomfortable because of bad The scent spreads towards the inner parts of creek and dark of the color of water in Some places have contacted the authorities to find a solution.
Salih Beilin, the local mukhtar or leader of In an interview with Anadolu Agency (AA), Riva neighborhood in Beykoz said that complaints about its smell and color change in the region It started 10 days ago.
After sniffing bad Smelling it, I called ISKI (Istanbul Water and Sewerage Department). Then I felt the same smell again. I called the Directorate again and he told me: We have it information”But they couldn’t take action,” Beilin said.
Expressing that they were disturbed from pollution in stream for Beilin said that there are villages such as Husainli, Cumhuriyet, Bozhan, Ogumsi and Akbaba that cross points of Paşaköy advanced biological wastewater treatment facilities and expands to the point where the stream empties into the sea.
“These are the places that receive treatment, and their processing is taken to Riva, but ISKI needs to monitor whether they are purified or not. If the waste is separated and thrown away, don’t sniff like This, which means machines do not work “.
Beilin explained that Riva is a subsidiary of the tourism area, mentioning that people swimming in Sea in summer. “There used to be fish here. Now there are no fish or anything else alive,” Beilin concluded.
pollution of riva creek, one of The most important Istanbul streams that flow into the Black Sea are recognized as running social issue Negatively affect life and livelihood of Citizens in surrounding medium area.