“A health and environmental disaster”, rising sewers plague the lives of dozens of residents in Bouliac

“A health and environmental disaster”, rising sewers plague the lives of dozens of residents in Bouliac
“A health and environmental disaster”, rising sewers plague the lives of dozens of residents in Bouliac

The formula sums up the ambient ordeal. It comes from the mouth of Adrien, living at number 33 and naturally exasperated: “One day, I had the winning combo: toilet paper, a sanitary napkin and a condom floating in front of my house. » Chemin de Vimeney, in Bouliac, residents have lived for years in the anxiety of heavy rain…

The formula sums up the ambient ordeal. It comes from the mouth of Adrien, living at number 33 and naturally exasperated: “One day, I had the winning combo: toilet paper, a sanitary napkin and a condom floating in front of my house. » Chemin de Vimeney, in Bouliac, residents have lived for years in the anxiety of too much rainfall, causing wastewater to rise up on the sidewalks, in the ditches, filling their crawl spaces or their pipes. The vagaries of the sky, generous in recent months, cause serious olfactory nuisances and regularly make it impossible to use their toilet flush or shower. It is common for Abdel, at number 31 bis, to take his three children to family, in Bassens, so that they can wash…

First letters in 2015

Chemin de Vimeney is found at the crossroads of part of the sewer system of several municipalities, such as Floirac, Carignan or Bouliac. At Sabom (Bordeaux Métropole sanitation company), which manages collective sanitation and rainwater in the metropolis, we concede: this place “is one of the few known points of fragility in our 4,900 kilometer network, the problem occurring during heavy rain. Each time, we try to fight nuisance as much as possible, to support residents as best we can. » But the company, under public service delegation, cannot itself undertake work.

It is an understatement to say that the problem drags on. The president of the Aubiers-Collines Association in Bouliac (AACB) carefully keeps letters addressed to Bordeaux Métropole or the prefecture. The first dates back to 2015. In vain, nothing has really changed. “They could have taken palliative measures, nothing was done,” observes Pierre Deschamps. There, according to our information, it would be a question of transporting part of the wastewater elsewhere, that of Floirac. Maybe this could reduce the problem? » In the meantime, the association points to health and hygienic disorders. “And on an environmental level, it’s catastrophic,” he adds, noting the lamentable state of the ditches and the flow of wastewater into the Garonne.

“Priority work”

In his last letter to the president of the Metropolis Christine Bost, dating back to the beginning of last April, Pierre Deschamps considers this situation “unacceptable”, “especially since these problems have been identified by your services for many years. » “This pollution of the Garonne and the Bouliac marshes opposite the island of Arcins, classified as a Natura 2000 zone and acquired by your community, is probably far from meeting your expectations,” adds the association.

According to our information, a study carried out within the metropolitan water authority is underway to resolve the problem. “This has been identified as priority work by the Metropolis,” Sabom tells us. On the way to Vimeney, fingers crossed. “Because up until now, we feel completely abandoned. »

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