APRIL 19 2012 00:14h
The cause of the low water level in Bundek is not the river Sava but the three wells where the city of Zagreb takes its water. This is what the local inhabitants of the area say. VladoMavretic has been living in the wooden house near Bundek since 1954. He says that there haven’t been any problems since 1955 when Bundek Lake was made. The water level was 5 meters higher and people could dive into water. If they had wanted to cross the channel between two lakes, they should have swum it. Yesterday the channel was completely empty.
- The wells should be closed. If you had put them near Jarun or Savica Lakes, the same thing should have happened – Mavretic said. People could find water in the layer 2 and a half meter below the surface and now you have to dig 12 meters. However, the people from Water Supply firm claim that we are now in the period of low water levels of Sava which affects Lake Bundek.
- The water in our three wells affects the lake in a very small degree if compared to the River Sava effect and the underground water effect – they added. Jure Leko, the technical manager of Zrinjevac, agrees with them.
- I don’t believe that the wells take so much water – he concludes.